Pigeon freed after being trapped above Exmouth building

A PIGEON stuck in netting on the roof of a building in the Magnolia Centre had to be freed by firefighters.

The rescue happened in the Exmouth shopping centre, in Chapel Street, at around 12.47pm yesterday, February 9.

One fire appliance, with watch commander Pratt in charge, attended the scene.

On arrival, the crew removed the bird from the second-storey roof using a triple extension ladder.

Such rescues are not uncommon in the role of firefighters.

As previously reported in The Journal, some tax payers were angered when ten firefighters, two engines, police and RSPCA officers showed up to free two crows trapped on the roof of KFC last July.

The exercise, in which an aerial ladder was scaled to reach the roof, was criticised as a waste of rate payers’ money at a time when public services, similar to now, faced severe cutbacks.