EVER wondered what it would be like to be an RSPCA inspector rescuing an animal from a sea cliff?
Thanks to a head-camera you can now experience a sheep rescue from the view of an RSPCA inspector – who has captured a dramatic rescue on film.
The camera attached to a safety helmet shows how two RSPCA inspectors abseiled down a sea cliff to rescue the stranded young ewe at Trwyn Cilan near Hell’s Mouth bay, Abersoch.
RSPCA inspectors Andy Broadbent and Mike Pugh abseiled down the sea cliff to rescue the ewe. The rope rescue team also included RSPCA inspectors Mark Roberts, Chris Dunbar and RSPCA animal collection officer Ann Lloyd Williams who remained at the top of the cliff for the rescue.
Inspector Broadbent said: “When we received the call for help, it was thought that the ewe may have been stuck for several weeks. A fisherman first spotted her as she was only visible from the sea, the farmer was notified and he subsequently requested help from the RSPCA.
“She was around 20 to 30 metres down. The ledge was about 10 metres up.
“The ewe was absolutely fine. She was in a good condition but was a bit weak.
“Once we caught the ewe – she was safely brought up to the top of the cliff and returned to the farmer who took her back to the flock.”
If you spot an animal in distress, please call the RSPCA’s 24-hour helpline on 0300 1234 999.
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