FIREFIGHTERS were called to rescue a pig from a swimming pool.


Crews attended a property in Avon Castle Drive, St Ives, at 4.50pm on Thursday afternoon to reports that a pig - known to its owners as Pigwig - was trapped in the pool.

A crew from Ferndown and a specialist animal rescue unit from Poole attended.

A spokesperson from the Dorset Fire and Rescue Service: "Once in attendance, the crew secured the pig with strops, and requested the attendance of another appliance which was mobilised from Ringwood, by our colleagues in Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service.

"The stop message was received at 5.36pm.

"The crew rescued the pig from the swimming pool using specialist animal rescue slide boards, strops and lines."