Video: RNLI rescue duck hooked by angler

It is a tale often heard in fishing circles but rarely witnessed and thankfully this is one story that had a happy ending.

Picture: RNLI

A crew from RNLI Anstruther were on their way back from a routine exercise when they noticed a duck had become snagged on the end of a pier fisherman’s line.

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The crew are shown in the video acting speedily and carefully untangling the bird from the line before it takes flight and makes off hastily back into the open water.

A spokesman from RNLI Anstruther said it was “one of their more unusual rescues”.

Picture: RNLI