York fire crews rescue a child from Museum Gardens ruins – and an owl stuck in a tree

Two crews attended the fire
2 Apr 2017 @ 6.47 pm
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York fire crews had a day of dealing with height-related problems on Sunday (April 2).

Oddly enough, there first call was to a bird – stuck in a tree.

Crews from Huntington were called out to Askham Bryan at about 2.20pm to rescue a stuck snowy owl.

It was part of a falconry display which had become tangled by its jess in a tree. Firefighters used an aerial ladder platform to transport the bird’s keeper up to the branch to rescue it.


That was followed, shortly after 4pm, by a call to Museum Gardens.

An intrepid eight-year-old boy had climbed up the abbey ruins. Once he was about 10ft above the ground he realised he couldn’t get down.

A fire crew from York came to the rescue, bringing the boy back down to earth via a 9m ladder.