Fire crews rescue otter trapped in pipe at Derbyshire sewage treatment centre

Fire crews were deployed to an unusual job yesterday – with an otter becoming trapped at a Derbyshire sewage treatment centre.

Wednesday, 3rd August 2022, 10:41 am
Updated Wednesday, 3rd August 2022, 10:46 am

On Tuesday, August 2, crews from Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to assist the RSPCA with an incident in Milford.

An otter had become trapped in a connecting pipe between two overflow pools at a sewage treatment works.

The otter was eventually freed by firefighters.

A DFRS spokesperson said that after the “clever use of cat carriers, a long stick and a bit of persuasion”, they were able to free the otter.