FIRE SERVICE CALLED TO ASSIST RSPCA IN ANIMAL RESCUE

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The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service has assisted the RSPCA in rescuing a goose at Ryde Canoe Lake this afternoon (Tuesday).

The assistance of firefighters was requested by an RSPCA officer at around 15:30 in order to reach the injured animal.

2 firefighters wearing specialist water rescue gear entered the canoe lake and captured the goose, which had a barb caught on the underside of its wing.

The RSPCA deemed the injury superficial and after removing the barb, the animal was released.

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