Jacksonville firefighters rescue kitten trapped under bridge


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jacksonville firefighters and animal control workers teamed up to rescue a kitten that somehow stranded itself on the underside of the Fuller Warren Bridge.

Randy Wyse, president of the Jacksonville Association of Firefighters, posted several photos Friday morning on Twitter showing the sequence of events involved in the high-wire rescue.

Rescuers used a ladder truck to reach the kitten. They then placed the animal inside a cage before bringing it back down to the ground safely.

There's no word how the kitten found its way onto the precarious perch, but a News4Jax viewer shared on our Facebook page that she and a colleague from St. Vincent's Medical Center first spotted the kitten. 

Erin Sekelsky said an officer from the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office saw them trying to reach the kitten and called in the fire department and animal control.

"Without them, that kitten would have died up there," Sekelsky said.

She said the kitten, affectionately named Fuller Warren, went home with her co-worker, who will foster him until she's able to adopt him.

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