Rescue with a difference - two sheep saved from mud by firefighters and Bolton Mountain Rescue

Two sheep well and truly stuck in the marshes between Rivington Pike and Winter Hill

Two sheep well and truly stuck in the marshes between Rivington Pike and Winter Hill

First published in News

IT WAS certainly a rescue with a difference when these sheep had to be saved after they got stuck in some mud.

Bolton Mountain Rescue was called out to the bizarre incident at just before 6pm on Saturday by the North West Ambulance service, who were concerned walkers had also got stuck.

Two walkers had reported the sheep trapped in the mud in the marshes between Rivington Pike and Winter Hill.

Firefighters had also been called to the incident and when crews arrived they discovered two stuck — and sinking — sheep.

Thankfully crews from both Bolton Mountain Rescue and firefighters managed to pull the sheep to safety by 7.40pm.

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1:01pm Sun 27 Jul 14

FreedomOfSpeech1945 says...

I went running up there a few days ago and it was indeed 'bouncy under foot'.
I went running up there a few days ago and it was indeed 'bouncy under foot'. FreedomOfSpeech1945
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3:00pm Mon 28 Jul 14

pondis says...

think them sheep were having a baaaa'd day
think them sheep were having a baaaa'd day pondis
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