Farmer, firefighters and animal rescue specialists work together to rescue cow trapped in river

PUBLISHED: 11:05 14 June 2013 | UPDATED: 11:05 14 June 2013

Firefighters rescue the cow

Firefighters rescue the cow


A COW was rescued from a river by firefighters this morning.

One crew from Ely, one crew from Cambridge and a rescue vehicle from Cambridge were called to reports of a cow trapped in a river near to Green Hill, Little Thetford, at 7.45am.

They discovered a small cow stuck in the river near to a chapel.

A vet sedated the cow before firefighters, wearing in-water suits used specialist animal rescue equipment, rescued the animal.

The rescue was completed by 9am.

Paul Clarke, station commander at CFRS, said: “This was an efficient rescue with great partnership working between our specialist animal rescue-trained and in-water crews and the vet and local farmer.

“It led to the successful rescue of the cow which was returned to its herd unharmed.”

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