'Hedgehog rescuer' rescued by firefighters in Lincoln

Sincil Dike The man became stuck about 8ft (2.4m) down after going to help the hedgehog

A man who climbed down a wall at the side of a waterway to rescue a stranded hedgehog had to be rescued himself after getting stuck.

Fire crews were called just before noon after the man became trapped on a ledge along Sincil Dike in Lincoln.

Both he and the hedgehog were unharmed and were helped to the surface by firefighters using a ladder and net.

Officials are reminding people not to put themselves at risk and call the RSPCA if an animal is in need of help.

More on This Story

BBC Lincolnshire

Weather

Lincoln

21 °C 16 °C

Features & Analysis

Elsewhere on the BBC

  • Abandoned stadiumShow's over...

    ...but what happens next? BBC Culture takes a look at what happens to abandoned stadiums

Programmes

  • Narrow boats on Regent's Canal, LondonThe Travel Show Watch

    Explore London’s industrial past on a narrowboat trip along the atmospheric Regent’s Canal

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.