Four-hour rescue mission saves cow

The cow rescue near Overton. Picture: Lancashire Fire and Rescue.

The cow rescue near Overton. Picture: Lancashire Fire and Rescue.

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Three rescue services joined forces in a four-hour battle to save a cow stuck in deep mud on the banks of a Lancashire river.

Firefighters teamed up with members of the Bay Search and Rescue service and a hovercraft crew from the RNLI to free the animal from the side of the River Lune at Overton.

“It was a fantastic team effort,” said a spokesman for the fire brigade in Lancaster. “The cow was stuck fast and it was a long job getting it out.

 

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