Police Helicopter Scrambled to Rescue Screaming Goats

By Gary Cutlack on at

A visitor dialled 999 for emergency assistance after hearing what sounded like screams coming from deep within Cheddar Gorge, but it was actually just a goat making weird goat noises.

The National Police Air Service helicopter was scrambled to rescue what wasn't a person, flying 20 miles from Filton to the popular caving spot. Avon and Somerset police explained: "Our search and rescue team were in the area and checked the cliffs using video and thermal imaging. We couldn't find anyone in distress. However, there were a number of goats on the cliffs and it is possible the member of public misheard." [Guardian]

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