Seagull rescued from chimney wire in Sidmouth

PUBLISHED: 15:20 18 April 2017

Seagull cut out

Seagull cut out

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Fire fighters came to the rescue of a seagull that was trapped by a cable on the roof of a Sidmouth home last Friday (April 14).

A call had come from the RSPB and the crews arrived in Coburg Road at 3.45pm to find the bird in distress and trying to break free of its bindings.

A fire service spokesman said the seagull was in ‘so much torment’ it was decided to attempt a rescue.

Ladders and safety equipment was used to reach the bird and a fire fighter was able to free its leg from the chimney cable without causing any further injury.

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