Firefighters rescue cat trapped in roof during dramatic rescue

Phoebe had to be rescued by firefighters after getting trapped in a roof
Phoebe had to be rescued by firefighters after getting trapped in a roof
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An adventurous cat is back home after she had to be rescued by the RSPCA and firefighters after getting trapped in a South Yorkshire roof.

Two crews from South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue, along with RSPCA inspector Sara Jordan, used specialist equipment to reach eight-month-old Phoebe – who had been missing for more than a day – during the three-hour rescue.

Insp Jordan arrived at the property on Roper Lane, Thurgoland, on Sunday, at about 4pm, after the alarm was raised by owner Sarah Sykes.

Phoebe was trapped in the apex of the terraced roof of a nearby house.

The only way to get to her was through an airbrick under the roof.

Steve Green, SYFR group manager, attended with two crews from Tankersley and Darnall, who used a camera to locate Phoebe and removed bricks to get to her.

Insp Jordan said: “All in all, it was an amazing example of teamwork, not only between the crews themselves but also between the fire service and RSPCA. I was able to advise them and help them to work around problems and explain how to use the equipment necessary to facilitate Phoebe’s safe rescue.”