Cow rescued by Oxford firefighters after getting stuck in river

Firefighters rescued a cow stuck in the river after shouting “help”.

At 3.15pm on Tuesday June 14, firefighters from Rewley Road and Slade Fire Station rushed to help a cow stuck in the river near the Tandem pub in Kennington, Oxford.

Using ropes, fire crews managed to secure the calf and rescue it from the water.

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The Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service shared a photo on Facebook of crews wearing life jackets and rescuing the cow using ropes.

Firefighter Andy Durndell said: “The young cow might not have survived if not for a father and daughter who spotted the calf and called for help.”

He added: “The cow looked relieved to have come and gone with her friends.”

This story was written by Rebecca Whittaker, she joined the team in 2019 as a multimedia reporter.

Rebecca covers education and current affairs in Abingdon and Wantage.

Contact her by email: [email protected] or call 07824524333

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