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BFS to the rescue

A small black kitten trapped in the stone cliff opposite TCD on North Street in Hamilton was rescued by the Bermuda Fire Service yesterday.

Residents and staff at TCD noticed the kitten “sticking its head out of a tiny hole approximately five feet from the top of the cliff and 20 feet from the bottom.

Firefighters returning to the station after a previous call were diverted to the scene to assist the SPCA.

Insp Glyn Roberts said: “In a well-practised manoeuvre firefighters David Nesbitt and Michael Rawlins quickly deployed an extending ladder to retrieve the kitten which didn’t want to come quietly.

“After some persuasion the small kitten was safely at ground level and the crew were quickly back on their way,” he said.

Apparently another kitten had recently been found dead on the pavement below the hole, and the caller to the SPCA believes it had fallen from the same location.

After attempts to coax the kitten out of the hole far enough to secure it with a net or a control pole failed, the Bermuda Fire Service was called in.

The crew consisted of firefighters David Nesbitt, Michael Rawlins, Maxwell Burgess and Sgt Jay Donawa.

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Published December 11, 2012 at 8:00 am (Updated December 10, 2012 at 11:49 pm)

BFS to the rescue

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