Firefighters took to the water to come to the aid of an injured swan after being called for help for the RSPCA.
A crew from Newcastle-under-Lyme climbed aboard a water rescue boat, complete with safety helmets and life jackets, after being contacted at around 10.45am today.
The injured swan had been spotted on a lake in a picturesque spot in Weston-under-Lizard, South Staffordshire.
The firefighters used a hook and net to reach the injured animal so that they could bring it into dry land to be treated by vets.
A Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman said: “Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service received a call at 10.45am this morning from colleagues at the RSPCA. Crews from Newcastle used a water rescue boat to rescue an injured swan from a lake in Weston-under-Lizard.
“The swan has been left with the RSPCA for veterinary care. It was great joint working with RSPCA.”