Cow rescued by fire crews after falling into Lancaster Canal

A young cow was rescued by firefighters after falling into Lancaster Canal yesterday (Tuesday, April 20).

Wednesday, 21st April 2021, 10:14 am
Updated Wednesday, 21st April 2021, 10:24 am

Fire crews from Lancaster and Morecambe stations were called out at 2.39pm to help the frantic calf after it became trapped in the canal in the Lancaster village of Slyne.

The cow had stumbled into the canal from an adjacent field off Folly Lane whilst grazing and was unable to climb back onto its pasture.

Firefighters entered the water and used their swift water rescue equipment to free the young cow and return it to dry land.

Firefighters rescued a cow from the Lancaster Canal on Tuesday afternoon (April 20)

The cow did not suffer any injuries, said Morecambe fire crew, who shared a picture of the calf happily grazing with its herd again, next to one of its firefighters.

A fire service spokesman said: "Two fire engines from Morecambe and Lancaster attended an animal rescue incident on Folly Lane in Slyne.

"The incident involved a young cow that had become trapped in a canal. Firefighters rescued the animal using swift water rescue equipment.

"They were in attendance for approximately half an hour."

Fire crews were called out to help the frantic calf after it became trapped in the canal off Folly Lane in the Lancaster village of Slyne at around 2.30pm yesterday (Tuesday, April 20). Pic: Google