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Stricken swan in Chester lake saved by firefighters

Inflatable raft used to help the injured bird in Broxton on Sunday (October 18)

Firefighters to the rescue of an injured swan on a lake in Chester

Firefighters paddled to the rescue of an injured swan on a lake in Broxton .

They embarked on an inflatable raft to save the bird, which had damaged its wing, on Sunday (October 18).

This is the second daring rescue in the space of a week after Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service also helped a cow stuck in a Saighton pond on Thursday .

A passer-by spotted the stricken swan on the lake off Whitchurch Road shortly after 1pm.

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An RSPCA spokeswoman said: “The RSPCA was called after a swan with an injured wing was seen by a member of the public.

“The swan was rescued with the help of Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service and is now being cared for at a specialist wildlife centre.

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“We are extremely grateful to Cheshire Fire for their assistance in this rescue.”

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