A team member rescues the sheep from its precarious position. Photo: Keswick MRT

A team member rescues the sheep from its precarious position. Photo: Keswick MRT

Mountain rescuers were called to aid a sheepish casualty stuck on Goat Crag in the Lake District.

A farmer requested the help of Keswick Mountain Rescue Team to help retrieve one of his animals stuck on the crag in Borrowdale.

A team spokesperson said: “A group of team members quickly spotted said sheep from Grange campsite precariously perched on a ledge.

“Rigging from above, a team member was lowered down and managed to grab the sheep and get a sling round it despite its initial reluctance.

“They were then both lowered safely down, whereby the sheep charged off none the worse for its adventure.”

The spokesperson said the incident provided good practice for Keswick MRT members’ rigging skills.

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