What may have looked like a ladder drill was actually a bird rescue on Tuesday
Fairhaven Firefighters received a call from staff at Fairhaven High School reporting a large seagull had its wing impaled on a lightning rod on the roof of the High School and could not fly off.
On, 8/21/18, at about 3:30 p.m. the Fairhaven Fire Department dispatched a crew on the Ladder Truck with repelling equipment, ropes and harnesses. With the use of the Ladder Truck and ropes the firefighters were able to make their way across the roof and over to the seagull to release its wing from the lightning rod.
The seagull was taken care of by Fairhaven Animal Control Officer Terry Cripps.
According Mr. Cripps, the seagull was kept comfortable at the Fairhaven Animal Shelter on Tuesday night, and was transferred to the Cape Wildlife Center for rehab on Wednesdy morning.
“We’re hoping he has a full recovery,” said Mr. Cripps.
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