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Pictured: 52 sheep successfully rescued from rising flood water in Tynan

Sheep rescued Tynan
Photos: NIFRS

Firefighters worked for hours and into darkness in a bid to rescue sheep stranded due to flood water in Tynan.

Specialist animal rescue crews from Newcastle and Belfast, along with a fire crew from Armagh, were despatched to Tynan Abbey on Thursday afternoon after reports of the stricken flock.

A NIFRS spokesperson commented: “The crews worked with the farmer to rescue the sheep using a Specialist Rescue Team boat.

“They worked into darkness in challenging conditions to ensure 52 sheep were successfully rescued.

“The incident was dealt with by 7pm.”

All’s well that ends!

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