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Crews rescue owl tangled in fishing line, suspended over Chickahominy River

Posted at 12:28 PM, Mar 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-02 12:28:57-05

NEW KENT COUNTY, Va. -- An owl is recovering after it became tangled in fishing line and suspended over the Chickahominy River.

The bird was rescued by members of New Kent Fire-Rescue over the weekend.

Crews from the Talleysville and Quinton stations, along with Cpt 501, Marine 501, and New Kent Sheriff’s Office were called to assist with the rescue.

The crews were able to free the owl who was then given to the sheriff's office, animal control unit and sent to a treatment facility.