June 1, 2018 12.44 pm This story is over 65 months old

Firefighters rescue donkey from mud trap

Paddy the donkey will be back on the beach in no time

Two teams of firefighters were called out to rescue Paddy the Cleethorpes beach donkey after he became stuck in a ditch near Grimsby.

A crew from Immingham East Station and Peaks Lane Station were called out to Louth Road at around 10am yesterday after a donkey became stuck in two feet of mud.

The technical rescue team from Immingham East were required to pull the donkey to safety. Photo: Humberside Fire and Rescue

A vet was called to sedate the animal before the Technical Rescue team could pull it to safety.

Thankfully the donkey was uninjured and the vet gave it a clean bill of health.

The donkey was covered up to its stomach in mud but was uninjured. Photo: Humberside Fire and Rescue

A spokesperson from Humberside Fire and Rescue said: “We are often called to rescue horses from precarious situations but its not everyday we rescue a donkey.

“Thankfully we train for every situation and this rescue had a successful outcome.

“Hopefully Paddy the Donkey can enjoy the rest of his summer on the beach.”


Paddy the donkey was safe and well following his rescue on Thursday. Photo: Sally George