'Hedgehog rescuer' rescued by firefighters in Lincoln

Sincil Dike
Image caption 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.