Firefighters save cow from drowning in slurry

Written by on January 22, 2020

Four cows caused ‘udder’ chaos in Stafford after an escape bid saw them stuck in slurry.

The cattle got themselves into a sticky situation after they broke a fence and went for a stroll this morning, Wednesday, January 22.

Crews from Leek, Cannock, Stafford and Newcastle were called to Hanyards Lane at 11.40am, along with the animal rescue Unimog and water rescue team.

Three of the herd managed to walk out of the water unaided but firefighters had to get a ‘moo-ve’ on to rescue the fourth, which was in danger of drowning.

(Image: Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service)
After donning dry suits and life jackets, they managed to lift the animal out of the water in the nick of time and left it in the care of the farmer.

A spokesman for Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “Fortunately the cows are all out safe and well. Three of the animals managed to get themselves out of the water but crews worked quickly to save the fourth cow with the help of the farmer.

“It appears the cows broke the fencing to go an adventure.”

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