Peterborough fire crews rescue second cow from water in Stanground in a week

Fire crews in Peterborough have rescued a second cow in a week from water in Stanground.

Wednesday, 28th April 2021, 5:00 am
Rescue crews come to the aid of a cow in Stanground. Photo: Chantelle Joanne.

On Monday (April 26), Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue’s Combined Fire Control team were called to reports of a cow stuck in a water filled ditch near North Street in Stanground.

Crews from Dogsthorpe, Stanground and the north roaming fire engine worked with the local farmer and a vehicle recovery team to release the cow and return it to its owner.

The rescue took almost five hours.

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A spokesperson from Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “Our Combined Fire Control was called at around 2.50pm yesterday to reports of an animal stuck in water.

“Crews from Dogsthorpe, Stanground and the north roaming fire engine attended the incident.

“Firefighters arrived to find a cow stuck in a water filled ditch near North Street in Stanground. Working with a local farmer and a vehicle recovery team they released the cow and returned it to its owner.

“They returned to their stations by 8pm.”

This is the second in the past week that crews have had to respond to reports of a cow becoming stuck. On Thursday (April 22), fire crews from the same locations were called to Stanground Lock to rescue another cow that had got itself into difficulty in the water.

That operation was also successful, with the cow reunited safely with its owner.

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