Sassy the cat saved from 10ft drop in camper van crash
BLACK cat Sassy sat patiently as 11 firefighters rescued it from an overturned camper van that was "precariously balanced" on the edge of a 10 foot drop.
The feline was inside a VW Transporter which overturned in a crash along Bath Road, at Nailsworth.
The driver – a man – was unharmed but his cat was trapped in the vehicle. Paramedics had originally thought he too may have been trapped.
Two crews of firefighters from Stroud and Nailsworth came to the animal's rescue on Thursday evening.
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But when the crew arrived, they found the vehicle hanging over the edge of a 10 foot drop into fields below.
A spokeswoman for Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service said: "The vehicle was precariously balanced on the edge having rolled over and crashed through a roadside barrier.
"The black cat, called Sassy, was sitting patiently in the back while the fire crew made the vehicle safe and got him out.
"He was very calm and ok in the end."
No other vehicles were involved in the incident which happened shortly before 9pm.
It took the fire crews around one hour to complete their operation to stop the vehicle from falling.