PHOTOS: Cattle rescued from 10ft deep slurry pit


“Using special lifting slings and the farmer's telehandler, the cows were dug out and lifted to safety.”

PHOTOS: Cattle rescued from 10ft deep slurry pit

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“Using special lifting slings and the farmer's telehandler, the cows were dug out and lifted to safety.”

Four cattle were rescued from a 10-foot deep slurry pit in the UK on Monday afternoon (February 24th).

Barnstaple Fire Station received a call to attend a farm near Holsworthy shortly after 3:30pm.

In a statement, a spokesperson for the fire station, said: “They were asked to rescue 4 cows that had got stuck in the slurry pit. Without rescuing, they stood no chance of surviving.”

“After a long, hard and very messy time, Green Watch managed to get all 4 cows out.”

“Using special lifting slings and the farmer's telehandler, the cows were dug out and lifted to safety. Then it was back to the station for a huge cleanup.”

Rescue operation

In a statement, a spokesperson for Devon and Somerset Fire & Rescue Service, said: “A fire engine from Holsworthy and the special rescue team from Camels Head were sent to reports of cows trapped in a slurry pit.”

“On arrival crews discovered four cows trapped in a slurry pit measuring 20m by 15m and approximately 10ft deep. It was decided to send a further special rescue team from Barnstaple also.”

“The cows were rescued using special rescue team water equipment, mud mats, strops, throw lines, duty lines and lighting. The farmer also used his telehandler to help with the rescue.” the statement concluded.

Image source: Barnstaple Fire Station \ Facebook

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