INCIDENT 05/2021 – Mar. 23rd Tue. 15.32 – Mealbank Quarry, Ingleton, North Yorkshire. – Animal Incident

A pregnant ewe had been seen on a ledge on the former quarry at Mealbank, but was left for a day or two to find its own way off, as it became hungry. When this did not happen, the farmer asked for CRO’s assistance. Unfortunately the sheep was more frightened of its rescuer than of the drop from high on the quarry face and leapt off, as he abseiled over the top edge. Sadly, it did not survive the landing.

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