Pigwig rescued after accidental dip
A pig has been rescued by firefighters after it got stuck in a swimming pool.
Dorset Fire and Rescue Service was called at 4.50pm yesterday after the animal, called Pigwig, managed to fall in the pool at a home in Avon Castle Drive, Ashley, near Ringwood, Hampshire.
A crew of firefighters was scrambled from Ferndown as well as a specialist animal rescue unit from Poole along with a second fire engine dispatched by Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service.
A Dorset Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: "The crew rescued the pig from the swimming pool using specialist animal rescue slide boards, strops and lines to haul the pig from the swimming pool."