North West Wales

Thirty five cattle in Conwy river rescue drama rescued

Thirty five cows which were trapped in the River Conwy in north Wales have been rescued.

Holyhead Coastguard co-ordinated the rescue which involved about 19 firefighters and took about four hours at Tal-y-Cafn, not far from Conwy Castle.

The Conwy inshore lifeboat crew and a vet were also called out.

Coastguards were first called to the scene on Monday but, at that time, none of the cattle had gone into the water.

The RNLI said 32 cattle were herded ashore, while three were washed up stream approximately one-and-a-half miles by the incoming tide.

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