Moorhen rescued after tangle with fishing line

Moorhen rescued after tangle with fishing line

Firefighters paddle out to the trapped moorhen

The moorhen is freed from the fishing line.

First published in News Gazette: Photograph of the Author by , Senior reporter

A WILD bird was rescued after getting tangled in fishing line.

Firefighters and RSPCA officers combined to save the moorhen from a fishing lake in Greenstead.

Fishermen raised the alarm after spotting the distressed bird to free itself from fishing line on an island in the middle of the lake.

The fire brigade sent their technical rescue squad based in Lexden and armed with a boat they quickly managed to free the bird.

It was checked up at a wildlife centre and was found to be unhurt.

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10:13pm Tue 22 Jan 13

SOMETHING2SAY says...

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Ext;241 please..." hi Will...we're holding the front page.....now look...we know its cold and dismal...but we've got a top story for you to cover...we're gonna let you take a photographer with you...we want the exclusive on this....get in...get out...and deliver the goods....we're talking promotion up from tea/ coffee errands. This could be YOUR year.Make us proud son...now go...GO ! ".... Hope the bird is ok....story most fowl ! SOMETHING2SAY
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12:14am Wed 23 Jan 13

Boris says...

"Armed with a boat?" Is this the Lexden navy? Anyway, they have rescued this unfortunate creature from the idiot fishermen who leave bits of line behind with all their other débris. Well done the firefighters and the RSPCA.
"Armed with a boat?" Is this the Lexden navy? Anyway, they have rescued this unfortunate creature from the idiot fishermen who leave bits of line behind with all their other débris. Well done the firefighters and the RSPCA. Boris
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1:43pm Wed 23 Jan 13

Justice79 says...

What a ludicrous waste of time and resources.
What a ludicrous waste of time and resources. Justice79
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4:00pm Wed 23 Jan 13

hughie-s says...

Justice79 wrote:
What a ludicrous waste of time and resources.
I assume the "technical rescue squad" was USAR who no doubt looked upon it as very useful training.

Could have learnt something that next time when the call is to a small child stranded in a similar situation they save vital minutes, maybe the difference between life and death.
[quote][p][bold]Justice79[/bold] wrote: What a ludicrous waste of time and resources.[/p][/quote]I assume the "technical rescue squad" was USAR who no doubt looked upon it as very useful training. Could have learnt something that next time when the call is to a small child stranded in a similar situation they save vital minutes, maybe the difference between life and death. hughie-s
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