Cow wandering along River Cam rescued by fire crews

PUBLISHED: 14:41 13 August 2019 | UPDATED: 14:46 13 August 2019

Three fire crews from Cambridge and one from Ely were called to Upware to rescue a cow. It was found along the river near the marina on Harrison’s Drove. Picture: CAMBS FIRE & RESCUE SERVICE.

Three fire crews from Cambridge and one from Ely were called to Upware to rescue a cow. It was found along the river near the marina on Harrison's Drove. Picture: CAMBS FIRE & RESCUE SERVICE.

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A cow had to be rescued after it was found wandering along the River Cam at Upware.

Three crews from Cambridge and one from Ely were called to a large animal rescue along the river near the marina on Harrison's Drove.

Crews arrived at 5.51pm on Monday (August 12) to find a cow in water.

Wearing specialist in-water kit firefighters released the cow and returned the cow safely to the bank.

Three fire crews from Cambridge and one from Ely were called to Upware to rescue a cow. It was found along the river near the marina on Harrison’s Drove. Picture: CAMBS FIRE & RESCUE SERVICE.Three fire crews from Cambridge and one from Ely were called to Upware to rescue a cow. It was found along the river near the marina on Harrison’s Drove. Picture: CAMBS FIRE & RESCUE SERVICE.

The crews returned to their stations by 9.40pm.

In a tongue-in-cheek Twitter post, Cambs Fire tweeted: "Crews were called to help remoooooove a cow from the River Cam.

"The cow definitely wasn't milking it. She was udderly stuck in thick weeds."

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