Louis makes splash headlines after his canal rescue
POOR Louis has learned a lesson after being rescued from a canal in the middle of the night losing the second of his nine lives. Cats don’t get on in water, the black and white moggy has discovered. The tomcat fell off a balcony overlooking the canal in East London and ended up trapped in the reeds
POOR Louis has learned a valuable lesson after being rescued from a canal in the middle of the night when he lost the second of his nine lives.
Cats don’t get on in water, the black and white moggy has discovered.
The tomcat fell off a balcony overlooking the Hertford Union canal by Victoria Park in East London and ended up trapped in the reeds at 2.30am today (Wednesday).
His distraught owner dialled 999 and a crew of five burley firemen arrived from Bow fire station to fish him out.
You may also want to watch:
“The cat was traumatised and stuck in the mud,” crew manager Mick Geraghty explained.
- 1 Fury as family homes vanish when Isle of Dogs landlord converts to bedsits
- 2 Two men arrested after police officers assaulted in Limehouse rave
- 3 Man sentenced after teenage boy groomed on Snapchat to sell heroin
- 4 'Racist consultation' protest rejected on Tower Hamlets street closures as Labour sticks to its manifesto
- 5 Airbnb house party violence leaves police officer with broken finger
- 6 Police hunt after stabbing in Cable Street: One man hurt
- 7 Death of woman, 75, in Mile End fire could have been avoided
- 8 Council fined for Alexia Walenkaki's playground death in Mile End and says sorry to family
- 9 Teenager found dead in Victoria Park
- 10 Ethnic communities not taking up Covid jabs, Tower Hamlets Mayor warns
“We had to lower a basket with some tuna fish to entice Louis. It took about half-an-hour, but eventually he clambered in and we hoisted him up.”
Mick added: “The owner told us the cat had some sort of fit and took a tumble off the balcony.”
Louis, who was already a rescue’ animal when he came to live in Old Ford Road, overlooking the canal, was returned to his owner—grateful that he still had seven lives left.
Louis was the second East End moggy to be rescued by firefighters in less than a week, after a cat named Lucky ran out of luck on a ledge nearby.