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Stranded fox cub rescued from Ramsgate harbour by fire crews


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A young fox clinging for life on a pile of slippery seaweed was rescued by fire crews in Ramsgate before the rising tide came in.

The adventurous cub was spotted in the town's harbour struggling to escape to safety.

The poor fox cub was clinging onto seaweed when rescued. Pictures: Mark Stanford
The poor fox cub was clinging onto seaweed when rescued. Pictures: Mark Stanford

Fire crews were called out to Military Road and used poles and specialist rescue tools to swiftly lift the fox back onto solid ground.

The uninjured pup was reunited with a fellow fox who had been sat watching the rescue nearby.

The furry pair then ran off together, back to freedom away from the harbour dangers.

Fire crews worked quickly against the incoming tide, in the dark, to save the exhausted fox.

Fire crews saved the cub using specialist tools
Fire crews saved the cub using specialist tools

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