Tuesday 17 October 2017

Pigwig rescued after accidental dip

Firefighters rescue a pig from a swimming pool at a house in Hampshire (DC East Dorset FRS/@andyjamescole/Twitter/PA)
Firefighters rescue a pig from a swimming pool at a house in Hampshire (DC East Dorset FRS/@andyjamescole/Twitter/PA)

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."

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