Time Incident Posted: 08:28

Incident Date: 11/10/2016

Incident Location: Incident Location: Welford Road, Welford

Incident Number: 14957

Incident Type: Large Animal Rescue from Water

Initial Emergency Call Received: 07:53

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: 1 appliance from Wigston and one from Market Harborough & Technical Rescue from Southern

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident: 1 Officer for Incident Command

Time Incident Closed: 11:12


Believed Cause:

Initial Information: 1 large cow stuck in river. Cow is not in distress has been stuck for a considerable amount of time. Crews attempting to extricate

Updated Incident Information: 08:45 Technical Rescue have assessed scene and 2 personnel now being got to work in dry suits in attempts to carry out forward assist on cow.

09:43 Cow still remains in water however Vet is happy with health of cow. 3 Technical rescue personal now committed to the river, Now using strops in attempt to remove animal from river

10:19 Cow now rescued from river. Vet is meeting the farmer to access condition of the cow. No personnel in water and all equipment being made up.

Public Statement Issued:


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