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A daring rescue by a young Huddersfield man saved the life of a lamb.

Corey Mason, 22, was dangled by his legs above a flooded river to save the stricken animal which was close to drowning.

He managed to pluck the terrified lamb from the waterway at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park after spotting it had got into difficulties.

Corey, of Waterloo, had been visiting the Bretton park on Sunday with his family. They were walking down towards the country park when they saw the lamb.

Corey’s mother, Mrs Jeanette Mason, said: “We were on the way back to the car when we saw people pointing at something in the water.

“We went to have a look and on the other side of the stream or river was a lamb, struggling to get up the bank.

“It had obviously swum across as the mother was on the bank on our side.

“Corey ran round to try and help and had to go through two fields and a load of brambles to get above the lamb.

“He tried to reach it but he couldn’t get down far enough”.

Corey Mason's arm after rescuing the Lamb from the river at Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Corey Mason's arm after rescuing the Lamb from the river at Yorkshire Sculpture Park
 

Corey’s dad Dave and his uncle Andrew Cowley also set off to help.

Andrew said: “Some other people turned up on the banking above Corey. He laid down on the bank and they lowered him towards the water so he could try and grab the lamb.

“They held on to his ankles as he finally managaed to get hold of the lamb, which was bleating frantically and trying to get away”

Footage shot by one of the group on a mobile phone shows the rescue and the lamb being saved.

For his pains, Corey was left with scratches and bruises down his arms.

The lamb Corey Mason rescued from the river at Yorkshire Sculpture Park returned to its mother
The lamb Corey Mason rescued from the river at Yorkshire Sculpture Park returned to its mother
 

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