Not a paw effort: Firefighters cut brick wall to save kitten | PHOTOS

1.40pm: Firefighers have retrieved the kitten from a double brick wall at the Mariners on the Waterfront Hotel, Batemans Bay, to the cheers of staff.

Staff heard the kitten’s cries on Wednesday morning.

It was trapped fast in the narrow cavity within a brick wall and was distressed and unable to move.

Fire and Rescue NSW Batemans Bay firefighter Dave Clarke cut through the first wall with a circular to create room for firefighter Graham Edgar to use a jackhammer.

Mariners’ employee Cori Lei Deacon is giving the kitten a home.

12.10pm: Batemans Bay Fire and Rescue Crews are cutting through a double brick wall to rescue a kitten.

David Clarke prepares to cut through the first layer of brick to reach a stranded kitten in Batemans Bay CBD.

David Clarke prepares to cut through the first layer of brick to reach a stranded kitten in Batemans Bay CBD.

The crew was called to the CBD on Wednesday, December 30, after the kitten was heard and seen trapped in the cavity of a brick wall.

Firefighter Dave Clarke is using a circular saw to cut through the double brick wall.

Station officer Gavin Bell said a jackhammer is expected to be used as well.

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