Cat rescued from river by fire service

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A cat was rescued from the River Lemon by the fire service today, 29th April.

One fire engine from Newton Abbot was mobilised at 8:40am to the incident near the job centre.

Photo: Facebook / Newton Abbot Fire Station

A spokesperson person for Newton Abbot Fire Station said on Facebook:

“Upon arrival the cat was only standing in about 10cm of water, but it’s was howling quite loudly in distress. 

“FF Neal Lewis climbed down a ladder, picked up the cat and climbed back out of the river. 
“The cat wasn’t overly thankful as it promptly ran off. 
“The whole rescue only took around 2-3 minutes but we had quite a crowd due to the cats wailing,” 

Photo: Facebook / Newton Abbot Fire Station

We hope the cat is feline better! 

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