Fire-fighters Save Pregnant Cow From The River

A LITTLEPORT fire crew rescued a pregnant cow from the Great Ouse river near Littleport last Tuesday. The crew worked with fire-fighters from Ely and members of the RSPCA to save the cow, who was stuck in the mud near the A10. The cow then gave birth to a

A LITTLEPORT fire crew rescued a pregnant cow from the Great Ouse river near Littleport last Tuesday. The crew worked with fire-fighters from Ely and members of the RSPCA to save the cow, who was stuck in the mud near the A10. The cow then gave birth to a healthy calf the next day.

Brett Mills, watch manager at Ely Fire Station, said: "I would like to thank both crews and the RSPCA for their hard work and professionalism. This was a difficult rescue, which required great organisation and a real team effort. Everyone involved did a fantastic job in keeping the cow calm and getting her out of the water."

Fire-fighters, from left to right: Harry Irvine, David Nelson, David Murfitt and James Sharps from Littleport Fire Station, with the rescued cow.

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