Five firefighters were called to the Lee Valley Campsite in Chingford this morning after a goat became stuck below ground

Firefighters took one hour and 45 minutes to rescue the goat (file picture)

Firefighters took one hour and 45 minutes to rescue the goat (file picture)

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Firefighters rescued a goat trapped on a ledge near the Lee Valley reservoir this morning.

Up to five firefighters from Chingford Fire Station were called to the Lee Valley campsite on Sewardstone Road, Chingford, shortly after 10.30am. 

The goat was trapped six foot below grond level on a ledge near the reservoir.

The animal was rescued an hour later.

Watch manager Matthew Tiller, who attended the incident, said: “The goat must have been there a good few weeks because it was pretty thin.

"It  had a collar on and a length of string around its neck, so it obviously belonged to someone.

“With the help of a member of the public we lifted it to safety.

"It is not something we have done before, but the goat is safe and is now being cared for at a farming compound while awaiting a visit from the RSPCA.

“If you do see an animal trapped or stuck somewhere, call the RSPCA first for advice, rather than dialling 999.”

A message posted on the Brigade's official Twitter feed, read: "Firefighters have been called to rescue a goat from a ledge near a reservoir in Chingford #EssexGoat."

At 11.30am it posted: "Hot off the press: Billy the #EssexGoat has just been rescued by firefighters."

 

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3:34pm Mon 9 Jun 14

Howard Wolowitz says...

Those eyes they are saying "curry me"
Those eyes they are saying "curry me" Howard Wolowitz
  • Score: -3

4:05pm Mon 9 Jun 14

Villagecranberry says...

Howard Wolowitz wrote:
Those eyes they are saying "curry me"
More like 'please don't curry me!'
[quote][p][bold]Howard Wolowitz[/bold] wrote: Those eyes they are saying "curry me"[/p][/quote]More like 'please don't curry me!' Villagecranberry
  • Score: -2

6:05pm Mon 9 Jun 14

stickmanny says...

Unbelievable. This animal suffered for weeks and all you can do is make jokes.

Goat to hell.
Unbelievable. This animal suffered for weeks and all you can do is make jokes. Goat to hell. stickmanny
  • Score: 2

6:57pm Mon 9 Jun 14

Howard Wolowitz says...

Not much meat on it then.
Not much of a curry.
Not much meat on it then. Not much of a curry. Howard Wolowitz
  • Score: -3

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