When the crews arrived the three young cows had been in the steady, flowing, deep water for a number of hours and were unable to exit of their own accord.
Crew Manager, Dave Tucker from Glastonbury Fire Station said: “All of the three young cows were rescued unharmed, albeit a bit cold and wet! However, I would like to remind all farmers and animal owners that during these particular hot spells to check and maintain their fence lines and keep animals away from water courses.
This type of large animal rescue is extremely challenging as well as highly technical and provides excellent training for crews while undertaking a valuable humanitarian service. The rescue included the use of a rescue boat and animal lifting equipment to safely remove them.
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