Fire crews rush to The Shore after reports of a cat stuck under a bridge

There were 'double figures' of members of the fire crew in attendance with some in the waterThere were 'double figures' of members of the fire crew in attendance with some in the water
There were 'double figures' of members of the fire crew in attendance with some in the water | JPIMedia
Fire crews have rushed to The Shore in Leith following reports of a cat trapped under a bridge.

Images sent to the Evening News show the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) in attendance with some firefighters in the water on raft trying to save the feline, which was believed to be perching on a piece of driftwood.

Emergency services were called to the scene near the suspension bridge in Rennie's Isle in Leith, Edinburgh, at 12.28pm on Monday.

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The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service water rescue unit loaded a cat box on to a raft and rescued the animal, which was stuck on driftwood in an overflow tunnel.

Several onlookers gathered as crews attempt to bring the cat to safety.

One onlooker said: “Dozens of folk were hanging out of their windows and halted their daily walk to watch the drama unfold.

“The number of rescuers involved in the dinghy rescue must have been into double figures - but they got a big clap from everyone for averting what could have been a cat-astrophophe.”

The cat was said to be safe and well.

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A spokesperson for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: “We were alerted at 12.28pm on Monday, May 11 to reports of a cat stuck in the water near Rennie’s Isle in Leith, Edinburgh.

“Operations Control mobilised resources to the scene and one cat was safely recovered from the water and returned to its owner.”