The RSCPA say the rescue at Flamborough yesterday "didn't quite go to plan".
The Jacob Ewe, which slipped down a cliff face at Thornwick Bay, is making a good recovery.
The RSPCA’s North of England rope rescue teams met local RSPCA inspectors at the scene and began a four hour rescue operation.
The body of a second sheep was found, presumed drowned, on the beach, and a third in a nearby cave.
Yesterday, a mountain rescue team abseiled down the cliff face - but lost the sheep. It as eventually found by a photographer.
After being scared by rescuers it jumped into the sea. When it was eventually rescued it was found to be suffering from pneumonia.
But the farmer in Hornsea who owns the sheep, who originally thought she might not make it through the night, says she rallied this morning.
A sheep rescued on Flamborough cliffs yesterday, which caught pneumonia during the lengthy operation, is recovering well according its owner - a farmer who lives in Hornsea.
The RSPCA and Coastguard are working together to rescue a sheep, which has fallen down cliff at Thornwick Bay in Flamborough. It's currently forty feet about sea level, though sea condition are apparently too rough for the sheep to be winched to safety.