Shaftesbury Firefighters Rescue Sheep From Underground Chamber

Firefighters from Shaftesbury have rescued a sheep from a previously unknown underground space.

The crew was called to Swallowcliffe on Thursday evening after a member of the public reported that an animal had fallen down a shaft in a field.

The hole into which the sheep fell. Photo by Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue

The ‘forgotten’ chamber under the field. Photo by Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue

Station commander Matt Scott explains what happened. Listen at 1:18.