A sheep found itself in a precarious situation balancing on the edge of a flooded quarry on Wednesday.

The sheep was teetering on a bank overlooking a 20 metre deep flooded quarry in Sheffield, Penzance.

The fire service was called at 12.26 on September 2 and sent an appliance from Penzance as well as the water rescue vehicles.

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The crew, water rescue technicians and two officers co-ordinated the rescue that successfully brought the sheep to safety.

The RSPCA was also informed.