A deer has been rescued uninjured from a clay slurry pit near St Austell thanks to firefighters.

Crews from St Dennis, St Austell and Bodmin were called to Melbur Pit, an Imerys china clay pit , at Summercourt this morning at 10:30am.

Specialist rescue equipment was used and crews managed to pull the deer uninjured from the sticky clay slurry.

Firefighters wearing dry suits, life jackets and harnesses reached the deer using a 5metre and two 2metre inflatable rescue paths.

An RSPCA inspector also attended.

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