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Second goldfish saved from water
Rescued goldfish
Dean is being kept in a washing-up bowl until it is introduced to Pearl
A second pet fish has been plucked to safety from the flooded road where firefighters rescued a goldfish washed away by rising waters.

Will Temperley, 28, from Oxford, walked out of his house to see the fish swimming down the middle of the street.

He and his girlfriend scooped it up in a colander, and it is now swimming around in their washing-up bowl.

The first fish was named Pearl after the flooded street. Mr Temperley has christened the second one "Dean".

Anyway, the road is dry now so it would have been dead
Will Temperley

Mr Temperley said: "We stepped out and just saw the goldfish swimming by, it was swimming in the middle of the road.

"We surrounded it with sandbags and then picked it up with a colander."

Mr Temperley thinks the goldfish may be Pearl's former bowl-mate, and is planning to re-unite them.

Firefighters have found Pearl a temporary home in a tank at Rewley Road fire station.

Mr Temperley said: "It was quite a strong current, so I don't think it was happy, it didn't look very happy.

"Anyway, the road is dry now so it would have been dead."

Goldfish rescued from flood water
26 Jul 07 |  Oxfordshire

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