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Sheep die after getting trapped in Walney Channel – Firefighters save three

[A]t 8:58am today, Wednesday 24 January two fire engines from Barrow an Walney were called to reports that a number of sheep were stuck in the Walney Channel.

A Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “Crews quickly arrived at the scene, along with the RSPCA and a local farmer and found that a number of sheep had become trapped in the mud.

“Sadly, a number of sheep had already died when the crew arrived at the scene, however the team were able to save three sheep.”

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