Stranded goat rescued by firefighters

A goat has been rescued by fire and rescue crews after it became stranded on an outcrop in the River Tees.

These images tweeted by Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service show Darlington firefighters and the water rescue team from Bishop Auckland pull the animal to safety earlier today.

A stranded goat is rescued by Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service

A stranded goat is rescued by Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service

The goat was rescued near Croft Road in Darlington with the help of the water rescue crew, who are also trained in animal rescue techniques.

The adult goat was assisted back to the bank side with the use of lines.

Once it was back on solid ground, it was handed over to the RSPCA, as no owner had come forward.

A stranded goat is rescued by Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service

A stranded goat is rescued by Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service

A stranded goat is rescued by Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service.

A stranded goat is rescued by Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service.