Hereford & Worcester

Sheep rescued in Ross-on-Wye after flooding

Sheep being rescued at Huntsham Court Farm Image copyright Hereford and Worcester Fire
Image caption The sheep became stranded after the River Wye burst its banks

Some 185 sheep were rescued after flooding at a farm in Herefordshire.

Firefighters were called to the grounds of Huntsham Court Farm in Ross-on-Wye just before 13:00 GMT.

A spokesman said the sheep became stranded after the River Wye burst its banks. A tractor and trailer were used to carry them to safety. None was injured.

In a separate incident earlier in the day, crews rescued six sheep from the River Lugg in Hereford using a boat.

Image copyright Hereford and Worcester Fire
Image caption A trailer and tractor were used to transport the sheep to safety

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