Posted: Fri 20th Mar 2015

RSPCA rope rescue team called in to save fox found in a Shotton culvert

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Friday, Mar 20th, 2015

An RSPCA team rescued a fox found at the bottom of a drainage culvert in Deeside.

The vixen was found around six metres down an old concrete drainage culvert at Shotton Power Station at Deeside Industrial Estate.

Due to the depth of the culvert the RSPCA rope rescue team was needed to spring into action at around 1pm yesterday 19 March and RSPCA inspector Mark Roberts abseiled down towards the fox, capturing her in a net.

He then passed the net to his colleagues at the top of the culvert.

RSPCA inspector Kia Thomas said:

“There was no way of the fox getting out by herself and we can only assume she survived the fall without injury by landing in the water at one side of the culvert.

“RSPCA inspector Mark Roberts successfully caught the fox and she was lifted out of the culvert safely.

“The fox was uninjured and released on the site by inspector Tim Jones.”

The whole rescue operation involved RSPCA inspectors Mark Roberts, Tim Jones, Chris Dunbar and Kia Thomas, along with animal collection officer Ann Lloyd Williams.

 

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