This live event has finished
- East Street in Taunton closed by efforts to rescue sea gull
- Bird trapped above Marks & Spencers in town
SHOPPERS were jubilant when the crew rescued the seagull and expressed their delight:
THE RSPCA were on hand to take the seagull and help it recover.
THERE was a round of applause after the seagull had been rescued.
Shopper Lizzie Tiller said: "I was in Marks and Spencers getting some Euros and when I came out there was a fire engine and loads of people around.
"I'm glad they rescued the seagull, it looked dead for a while because it had stopped moving."
THE fire crew at work:
The seagull was trapped above Halifax in East Reach, Taunton.
A SPOKESPERSON from the Somerset and Devon Fire and Rescue Service said: "We recieved a call from the RSPCA just before 12pm to ask if we could have some assistance to rescue a seagull that had been trapped for around 24 hours.
All good practice for the fire brigade! Don't drop it! #savestevetheseagull massive clapping and applause! #alive http://t.co/jhhti3nLsB— @tauntondeanecc 19 June 2014
Seagull rescue in Taunton in progress! #seagull #Taunton http://t.co/lw8ieJ2din— @tauntondeanecc 19 June 2014
TRAFFIC has ground to a halt in Taunton's East Street due to efforts to rescue sea gull trapped above Marks & Spencers.
Updates and pics to follow.