One lamb was washed away in fast flowing water despite "best efforts" of specialist crews called out to rescue two sheep and six lambs stranded by a flood in Lisnaskea yesterday morning (Wednesday.)

Appliances from the Animal Rescue Team from Omagh, the Water Rescue Team from Crescent Link Fire Station and the Specialists Rescue Team from Belfast attended the incident at Ballindarragh Road, Lisnaskea following a call at 10.38am on Wednesday March 6.

A spokeswoman for the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service said: "Firefighters were called to a report of two sheep and six lambs stranded by flood water with fast flowing water on one side."

She continued: "Two sheep and four lambs self rescued as specialists crews were getting in attendance. Despite the best efforts of Firefighters one lamb washed away in the fast flowing water. The incident was dealt with at 1.12pm."