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Firefighters come to the rescue after cow gets trapped in mud

James Harrison

There was good moos for a cow who got stuck in mud in Little Marlow after it was safely rescued by firefighters yesterday (Sunday).

The animal had got itself into trouble after trying to drink from the River Thames at Westhorpe Park, according to Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes Fire and Rescue Service (BMKFRS).

Crews from Beaconsfield and High Wycombe were joined by a large-animal rescue crew from Caversham Road Fire Station, in Reading, after being alerted to the animal’s plight shortly before 3pm.

With the help of a vet, who gave it a sedative, firefighters were able to strap the cow to a harness and pull it free with the help of a farmer’s tractor.

Speaking afterwards, BMKFRS station commander Stuart said: "Once the cow came around from the sedation it was persuaded to get on to its feet and walked off with the farmer."

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