Flock of 12 sheep rescued from river and returned to farmer in Goole

A flock of sheep were rescued from a river in East Yorkshire after becoming stranded.

Firefighters pulling the sheep to safety near Goole. Picture: Humberside Fire and Rescue Service.

Firefighters were called to land near the Black Horse Hotel, in Rawcliffe Bridge, near Goole, after the animals were spotted at about 1pm today (Sunday).

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Water rescue specialists dug a trench and pulled the 12 sheep out of the mud and water to safety.

A spokesman for Humberside Fire and Rescue Service said the sheep were then guided to land and returned to the farmer.