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Cow pulled out of 36-ft-deep well after 12-hour operation in Mumbai

The animal was pulled out of the well using a crane on Tuesday afternoon

mumbai Updated: Oct 11, 2017 08:54 IST
Arvind Walmiki
Two firemen were lowered into the well to check the animal for major injuries.
Two firemen were lowered into the well to check the animal for major injuries. (HT photo)

In a rescue operation that lasted 12 hours, a cow was rescued from a 36-feet-deep well she had slipped into an open well at Dudh Naka on Ram Maruti Road on Monday midnight. The cow was pulled out by firemen at 12pm on Tuesday, after which the owner rushed her to the nearest veterinary hospital. Medical inspection revealed that cow had sustained only minor injuries.

It was her owner, Mayuresh Karadkar, who spotted the animal and alerted the police and fire brigade. More than two fire engines and a hydra machine were rushed to the spot to rescue the animal.

Namdev Choudhary, Kalyan fire station in-charge, said, “As per primary information, the cow fell into the well whiel grazing in the dark. We were informed about the accident in the morning. Two of our officials were lowered into the well to check the animal for major injuries. The cow was fine and had suffered minor injuries. The cow was pulled out of the well using a crane.”

He added that the animal survived owing to the low level of water in the well.