Powys fire crews were called out to rescue a lamb after it fell through the undergrowth into a six-foot-deep ditch.

A fire crew was called out to rescue the stricken animal after it got stuck in a six-foot-deep ditch on difficult terrain near Brecon.

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue were called out to the scene at Llanfaes yesterday (June 19).  

According to the service, the rescue was especially tricky as the lamb had fallen through a thick layer of undergrowth.


This was made even more difficult as the rescuers were dealing with noticeably steep terrain however crews worked have managed to reunite the lamb with the farmer.

A spokesperson for Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service said: “On Wednesday, June 19 the crew from Brecon Fire Station came to the rescue of a lamb that had become stuck in a six feet deep ditch in Llanfaes, Brecon.

“The incident involved carefully navigating steep terrain as well as overgrown vegetation which needed to be cut back using hand saws to access the lamb. 

“Demonstrating their animal rescue training and skills, crew members used a triple-extension ladder to reach and to successfully and safely rescue the lamb and return it to its farmer.”