Cambridgeshire

Cow stuck in mud by Cambridgeshire river rescued

Cow stuck in mud Image copyright Cambs Fire and Rescue
Image caption The young animal was stuck in deep mud on a river bank

A cow had to be winched free after getting itself trapped almost up to its nose in deep mud.

Specialist water rescuers used winches and a teleporter to lift the stricken calf free from the river bank in Thorney, Cambridgeshire.

Three crews from Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service were involved in the three-hour rescue at about 12:15 BST on Sunday.

The calf was safely returned to a farmer and checked over by a vet.

Image copyright Cambs Fire and Rescue
Image caption Winches and a teleporter were used to free the stricken cow
Image copyright Cambs Fire and Rescue
Image caption The animal was later returned to the care of a farmer and checked over by a vet

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