Firefighters rescue swan from Tyne at Jarrow

Firefighters have rescued an injured swan from the River Tyne at Jarrow.

Fire crews and RSPCA officers were involved in the rescue
Fire crews and RSPCA officers were involved in the rescue

A crew from South Shields fire station and a specialist rescue crew from Byker were involved.They worked with RSPCA officers to rescue the bird.Ian Panton, from South Shields, said: “It was a swan that was injured and had to be rescued by a swift water crew from Byker.“We got it out of the river and it was taken away to be checked over by the RSPCA representative.”