Firemen called to rescue cow stuck up a tree in England
A cow had to be rescued by fire services in northern England after it tumbled down a 30 metre river embankment and got stuck in a tree.Updated: Sep 01, 2012 14:40 IST
A cow had to be rescued by fire services in northern England after it tumbled down a 30 metre river embankment and got stuck in a tree.
Fire crews in Cumbria were surprised to receive a call to rescue the cow, which had toppled 10 metres down a slope of the river Leith before a tree broke its fall.
The bruised bovine was discovered after its farmer noticed one of his cows was missing.
The animal was sedated by a vet before being winched out of the tree by firemen using specialist equipment.
"I had to wear body armour in case a stray hoof lashed out at them," said a spokesman for Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service.
"The vet checked the cow over and it seemed reasonably happy and relatively unscathed," he said.