Ewe wouldn’t believe her luck

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A SHEEP that dramatically fell 200ft from a cliff was rescued by Lough Swilly’s RNLI.

Three local fishermen spotted the ewe stranded on a ledge in a ravine at Leenan Head, with no means of escape, at around 4.30pm on Sunday afternoon.

They then contacted Malin Head Coast Guard and Lough Swilly’s inshore Atlantic 85 lifeboat was launched.

When they arrived at the scene, the local fishermen showed them where the distressed sheep was. A kayaker who had also arrived on the scene had attempted to encourage the animal back up the hill; but was unsuccessful.

The lifeboat crew and the kayaker then entered the water and made their way towards the sheep where they safely caught her and gently placed her in the kayak before transferring her into the lifeboat.

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Donna Roddy