Swan saved after being stuck in tree

The fire service help free the swan. Picture: PA
The fire service help free the swan. Picture: PA
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Firefighters were called to an unusual rescue after a swan found itself stuck up a tree.

The bird was spotted in distress on the banks of the River Tyne before a crew from Haddington used a ladder to free it.

Firefighters had to reach the swan first. Picture: PA

Firefighters had to reach the swan first. Picture: PA

The swan is receiving treatment at the Royal Dick Veterinary School.

Animal rescue officer Fiona Thorburn said: “It’s likely the swan was looking for somewhere to land and was blown off course due to the severe winds.”

This was the second swan rescue for firefighters this week. A crew from Marionville fire station was called to assist a swan trapped 15ft up in telephone cables in a Portobello garden on Monday.