Firefighters used a telescopic shepherd's crook to rescue a lost lamb which was trapped in an underground storm drain, writes Tom Hitchenor.

Footage shows the soggy animal being dragged to safety after it took a dip in the water to cool down.

Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service dashed to the farm in Belmont at 1.20pm on Tuesday, July 14.

They used a modern crook to snare the lamb and hauled him back down the narrow drain to safety.

Writing on the Hereford Fire Station Facebook page, they said: "Blue Watch had an interesting afternoon after a sheep decided to have a baahhth and get stuck.

"After a bit of digging, we were able to reach her with a crook and pull her to safety."

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