WATCH: Spanish police devise novel method to rescue wild boar trapped in Murcia canal

Spanish police managed to rescue a wild boar trapped in a canal in Murcia this afternoon, using novel methods.

THE animal had fallen into the Tajo-Segura post-transfer canal, and was unable to get out despite its best efforts.

Officers from Archena Guardia Civil were determined to devise a way to rescue the boar so that it wouldn’t drown, and with the help of a rope, managed to haul it from the water and set it free.

Officers claimed it “wasn’t easy, and the boar had to be convinced” but the drama had a happy ending.

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Tara Rippin

Tara Rippin is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News, and is responsible for the Costa Blanca region.
She has been in journalism for more than 20 years, having worked for local newspapers in the Midlands, UK, before relocating to Spain in 1990.
Since arriving, the mother-of-one has made her home on the Costa Blanca, while spending 18 months at the EWN head office in Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol.
She loves being part of a community that has a wonderful expat and Spanish mix, and strives to bring the latest and most relevant news to EWN’s loyal and valued readers.

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