Fire crews race to save woman stuck in a tree trying to rescue PARROT 

Fire crews race to save woman after she gets stuck in a tree trying to rescue her PARROT

  • Four fire crews rescued a woman stuck up a tree in Woodlands Edge, Trowbridge
  • The woman had been trying to retrieve her escaped pet parrot on Saturday
  • Dorset and Wiltshire Fire Service said it was a ‘reminder of the danger’ of people taking matters into their own hands 
  • Four fire crews were sent to rescue a woman who got stuck 18ft up a tree – while trying to retrieve her escaped parrot.

    Firefighters used a ladder to bring the woman down to ground level in Woodlands Edge, Trowbridge, on Saturday morning.

    Dorset and Wiltshire Fire Service said it was a ‘reminder of the danger’ of people taking matters into their own hands and attempting amateur rescue missions.

    Four fire crews were sent to rescue a woman who got stuck 18ft up a tree – while trying to retrieve her escaped parrot (File image)

    Four fire crews were sent to rescue a woman who got stuck 18ft up a tree – while trying to retrieve her escaped parrot (File image)

    A fire service spokesman said: 'In attendance [the] Trowbridge crew confirmed only one other fire engine was required so a 12-metre ladder could be used to assist the member of the public to safety (File image)

    A fire service spokesman said: ‘In attendance [the] Trowbridge crew confirmed only one other fire engine was required so a 12-metre ladder could be used to assist the member of the public to safety (File image)

    Crews from Trowbridge, Chippenham, Warminster and Devizes were sent to help the woman. 

    A fire service spokesman said: ‘In attendance [the] Trowbridge crew confirmed only one other fire engine was required so a 12-metre ladder could be used to assist the member of the public to safety.

    ‘We understand the emotional attachments to pets of any species but please take this incident as a reminder of the danger posed by attempting to rescue without any specialist assistance.’