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FIREFIGHTERS STEP IN TO HELP SAVE FISH AT BIG MEAD POND


Retained firefighters have been working to aerate a pond on the outskirts of Shanklin after a number of fish were found dead there recently.

The ‘Pride of the Bay’ crew visited Big Mead Pond on Tuesday night to give the home for fish, ducks and other creatures a little bit of tender loving care.

Shanklin’s fire crew set to work to aerate the water in a bid to improve the oxygen levels and water quality. It comes after some resident fish were found to have perished.

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The retained team will be returning soon to repeat the process as part of their work in the local community.

2 years ago the pond had to have similar treatment when an algae was discovered.

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Karen
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Karen

Great work – many thanks to the firefighters.

Robert jolliffe
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Robert jolliffe

I used to be head of catering at Upper Chine School with the pond opposite my kitchen then head cook at plean Dean so I no one of you guys you were my manager,just wanted to say well done guys you always do such good work.

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