Fire service rescue stricken swan suspended 20ft in the air after becoming stuck in a tree
PUBLISHED: 16:47 20 November 2018
Fire crews rushed to the aid of a stricken swan in a dramatic rescue during the weekend.
The incident happened at around 4.30pm on Saturday in Cranwich, near Mundford, in West Norfolk, with one officer grappling with the bird for 20 minutes .
One crew from Methwold attended the incident, with the swan, which had become stuck between two branches more than 20ft up a tree, rescued and placed into the care of the RSPCA.
A spokesman for Norfolk Fire and Rescue said: “The RSPCA were alerted to a distressed swan in Cranwich at the weekend. Our crew from Methwold quickly arrived to assist.
“The swan was rescued having become trapped by its wing and leg becoming caught in the ‘v’ of a branch 20ft up a tree. “The RSPCA took the swan to a rescue centre to receive attention to receive some medical care. Another happy animal rescue.”