Firefighters rescue swan from Tyne at Jarrow

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

Friday, 7th June 2019, 8:39 pm
Updated Friday, 7th June 2019, 9:39 pm
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.”

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