A WILD kid goat which had become trapped on the ledge on the side of a quarry has been reunited with its family after a firefighter was lowered down a 30ft drop to rescue it.

The tiny goat had become trapped on the side of Raisby Quarry, in Coxhoe this afternoon.

The Northern Echo:

The kid is part of a family of wild goats which lives at the quarry.

A crew from Spennymoor was called to rescue the animal, with back up from crews from Newton Aycliffe and Seaham, which have expertise in working at high levels.

A fire fighter was lowered down the 30ft drop to rescue the kid.

Spennymoor crew manager Glen McCloy said: "We sometimes get dogs getting stuck over a cliff but it's the first time I've rescued a goat."

The Northern Echo:

He added: "The quarry manager said it was one of its wild goats, which have been there for years.

"This one was a baby and had got so far down the cliff and fallen. It was on a four foot ledge and couldn't get any further so it was stuck."

After being put in a bag to be brought to the top of the cliff, the goat was checked over by an RSPCA officer before being reunited with its family.