Fire crews rescue sheep stuck in the middle of the River Esk near Whitby

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service have rescued a large sheep after it became stuck in the River Esk at Ruswarp.

Tuesday, 30th April 2019, 7:49 pm
Updated Tuesday, 30th April 2019, 9:00 pm
Fire crews rescued the large sheep which had become stuck in the middle of the river Esk.

Crews from both Lythe station and the fire service's swift water rescue crew in Richmond attended the incident.

Using an inflatable boat and water rescue equipment they rescued the sheep.

A spokesman for the force said: "Crews from Lythe and our swift water rescue crew from Richmond have successfully recovered a large sheep that was stuck in the middle of the River Esk.

The crew used an inflatable boat whilst attending the incident.

"Crews used an inflatable boat and water rescue equipment."