Cat rescued from chimney

Date08 September 2017
Crew Manager Stuart Hall and Firefighter Natalie Ahmed carried out a 'purr-fect' operation on Wednesday to rescue a cat stuck up a chimney.

They used an aerial ladder platform to bring to safety Lacy the cat, who had been on the chimney in Gateshead, unable to get down for more than 24 hours.

Lacy was then returned to her owner, no doubt reflecting on having used up one of her nine lives.

Congratulations to Blue Watch for their smooth work, good to know this 'tail' had a happy ending.