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Last Updated: Friday July 04 2008 13:35 GMT

Stranded donkey rescued from well

Eeyore stuck in the well

A donkey called Eeyore had to be rescued by firefighters after falling down a well.

A passer-by spotted the unlucky animal up to its neck in water after tumbling into the hole in the ground.

Police closed a nearby road while firefighters spent two hours trying to pull Eeyore out with help from a vet and RSPCA officer.

Once freed, Eeyore was wrapped in a foil blanket to warm up before being reunited with his happy owners.

Eeyore recovering in a foil jacket
Eeyore recovering in a foil jacket
Fortunately Eeyore escaped with just a few scratches.

RSPCA officer Cherry Evans said: "It is thanks to the person who spotted him and the firefighters from Kettering, Mereway, The Mounts and Wellingborough that he is alive and well."