not a blonde-essex girl joke - really.......

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Found 2nd Jul 2008
Woman stranded in cat rescue bid

A woman who climbed 20ft up a tree to help a trapped cat had to be rescued by firefighters after getting stranded.

The woman, aged in her 20s, went to help feline Mercedes who had been trapped in a neighbour's tree for almost two days.

But a branch broke beneath her and she was also left stranded in the tree on Essex Hall Road in Colchester, Essex.

Fire crews helped the woman down from the tree using ladders, while the cat eventually made its own way down.

Local resident Elly Hinkins said she had called the RSPCA after she heard a cat's cries for help and spotted Mercedes up a tree in her driveway.

Ms Hinkins, who is not Mercedes' owner, was told to inform the fire brigade if the cat remained trapped after three days.

'Confident climber'

But she called them a day earlier after spotting the would-be rescuer stuck up the tree along with the cat.…stm

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she was very brave

Gaia, with para boots, chainsaw and family heirloom

"After her time with the anti-road-campaigners, she got her teeth into the arboreal world and went off to Merrist Wood to train to be a tree surgeon. The only female student on the course. She succeeded and then went back to Edinburgh to set up The Lumberjills, to do tree work in the city and its surroundings. This picture was taken for a profile of her in The Glasgow Herald. Wearing an old family heirloom: I think because the journalist wanted to cover both her forestry antics and her exploits in the field of fashion. It all comes to mind, I suspect, because she is folding her tent in Edinburgh and moving south in a week or two."

Hey, I'm a blonde girl from Essex!! and I was in Colchester yesterday - weren't me BTW! lol

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