'Minty' the canal rescue sheep stays with firefighters

Fire fighters rescue sheep Image copyright @CavershamRoadFS
Image caption A water rescue unit kept Minty calm

A sheep has stayed with firefighters overnight after being rescued from the Kennet and Avon Canal in Reading on Sunday.

Three crews, including a water rescue unit, worked to save the animal at about 15:00 BST.

Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue put up the sheep in the Caversham Road fire station drill tower and gave him the nickname 'Minty'.

'Minty' was reunited with its owner the next day and will rejoin the flock.

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Image caption The shivering sheep had to be hauled from the water
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Image caption Minty got a fireman's lift to safety

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