A SWAN rescue service was grateful to the fire fighters who helped save a sick bird.

John Stewart from Wychbold Swan Rescue called the fire brigade on Wednesday with worries about a swan that was not eating and looked very unwell.

Mr Stewart said: “I was extremely grateful that they came out for the swan, especially when you think of the problems they have to contend with at the moment.”

The swan was taken into the swan sanctuary for care.

If you see a swan in distress contact 07786434793.