Time Incident Posted: 16:55

Incident Date: 28/12/2017

Incident Location: Incident Location: Grand Union Canal, Gee's Lock, Cork lane, Glen Parva

Incident Number: 19503

Incident Type: Cow Trapped in canal between lock gates

Initial Emergency Call Received: 16:32

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: 1 x appliance from Wigston, 1 x appliance from Central, Technical Rescue Team from Southern Fire Station

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident:

Time Incident Closed:


Believed Cause:

Initial Information: Passers by reported a Cow stuck in the canal at Gee's lock between the lock gates.

Updated Incident Information: Upon arrival incident was confirmed as a Cow stuck in canal between locks, Fire Crews liaised with the original caller and attempts being made to locate the farmer.
17:25 - Informative Message - 1 junior bullock in canal lock, animal has re-located to Gee's lock and heading towards Leicester, farmer and vet on site, Technical Rescue Team have control of animal and area attempting rescue.
Bullock successfully removed from canal and Fire Service assisted vet in moving and handling animal. Discussions took place between farmer & Vet regarding animal welfare overnight.

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