Firefighters rescue donkey from mud trap

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Two teams of firefighters were called out to rescue Paddy the Cleethorpes beach donkey after he became stuck in a ditch near Grimsby.

A crew from Immingham East Station and Peaks Lane Station were called out to Louth Road at around 10am yesterday after a donkey became stuck in two feet of mud.

The technical rescue team from Immingham East were required to pull the donkey to safety. Photo: Humberside Fire and Rescue

A vet was called to sedate the animal before the Technical Rescue team could pull it to safety.

Thankfully the donkey was uninjured and the vet gave it a clean bill of health.

The donkey was covered up to its stomach in mud but was uninjured. Photo: Humberside Fire and Rescue

A spokesperson from Humberside Fire and Rescue said: “We are often called to rescue horses from precarious situations but its not everyday we rescue a donkey.

“Thankfully we train for every situation and this rescue had a successful outcome.

“Hopefully Paddy the Donkey can enjoy the rest of his summer on the beach.”


Paddy the donkey was safe and well following his rescue on Thursday. Photo: Sally George

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