Shropshire canoe trip turns into woolly rescue

By Lucy Todman | Shrewsbury | News | Published:

An afternoon in the spring sunshine, splashing around on the river near Shrewsbury turned in to a rescue operation when two canoeists spotted an animal in distress.

Tom and Bethan come to the aid of the sheep

Tom and Bethan Kwaterski had come home to visit their dad Joe with their partners and decided that a trip along the River Severn from Montford Bridge was the perfect way to spend their time.

Rounding a corner they spotted a sheep up to its neck in water and sinking fast in the mud.

The sheep safely in a canoe

Tom leapt in to action and entered the water to save the sheep, which he then manhandled into his sister's boat.

The bedraggled sheep appeared unscathed from its watery experience and proud dad Joe said: "The adventure became a little more than they expected."

Lucy Todman

By Lucy Todman

Senior reporter for the Shropshire Star and Shrewsbury Chronicle based in Shrewsbury.


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