Sheep rescued from a ledge on an Anglesey cliff

Published date: 18 March 2014 |
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A RESCUE team saved a sheep that was precariously positioned near a sheer drop on an Anglesey cliff.

RSPCA Cymru officers recovered the sheep from a narrow ledge on the cliff near Trearddur Bay.

Chief inspector Helen Mead said: “This was one definitely of the more challenging rescues we have had.”

The team abseiled down to the ledge to try and secure the sheep in an animal bag.

Chief inspector Mead added: “Unfortunately the sheep did jump away a couple of times forcing the team to reset the belay and go down another part of the cliff.

“At one point the sheep even managed to jump into the sea but thanks to two swift water team members, she was caught and winched up.

Chief inspector Mead and inspectors Mike Pugh, Andy Broadbent, Mark Roberts and Chris Dunbar carried out the rescue, which took more than four hours.

The sheep was unharmed by her adventure and was returned to her flock.

 

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