Crowborough firefighters rescue fox

Crowborough fire crews have rescued a fox stuck down a 20ft sewage tank.

Two crews from Crowborough helped rescue the fox yesterday afternoon (1st December) in Whitegates Lane, Wadhurst.

Appliances at Crowborough Fire Station

Appliances at Crowborough Fire Station (Photo ESFRS)

The purpose-built Animal Rescue Unit based in Crowborough, known as the uni-mog was dispatched at around 2.30pm.

This 4×4 vehicle is fitted with a hydraulic crane, capable of lifting farm animals from open water and ditches.

It took firefighters until 4.12pm to lift the animal to safety with the assistance of a dog grasper, which is a piece of equipment that has a noose on the end, often seen being used to retrieve dangerous dogs.

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