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.
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.
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.”