All’s wool that ends wool! Sheep given new fleece of life after being rescued tumbling down mountain

A sheep has been given a new FLEECE of life – after being rescued tumbling down a mountain by a skier.

Sheep saved by skier

New fleece of life: The sheep in the arms of semi-pro skier, Pete Oswald

Semi-pro Pete Oswald, 29, was left stunned after spotting a mini baa-valanche flying towards him.

Sheep saved by skier

After noticing the sheep heading towards him, he soon realised the animal was in fact tumbling down the mountainside

But on closer inspection he realised a little bundle of wool was rolling down the snowy landscape.

Sheep saved by skier

After noticing the sheep was injured with a bloody nose, Pete decided to carry it down the mountain

After skiing to the sheep’s aid Pete found its head bent underneath its body and a bleeding nose.

Sheep saved by skier

By using his skiing skills, Pete was able to get the sheep safely to the bottom of Hector Mountain, south of New Zealand’s South Island

He then carried the injured animal while skiing to safety down Hector Mountain, south of New Zealand’s South Island.

The close shave was captured by photographer Dan Power, who was on a shoot with the skier.

Speaking to The Marlborough Express, Pete, from New Zealand, said: “It was trying to walk but was totally exhausted.

“The sheep wouldn’t have survived if I had left it there.

“It was really hard to ski – there was a lot of wool in my face when I carried it.”