Good teamwork and a ‘smooth plan of action’ leads to calf being rescued from river
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Good teamwork and a “smooth plan of action” led to the rescue of a calf that had got stuck in a river at Mepal.
Fire rews from Sutton, Ely and Cambridge were called to the incident on Engine Bank at 6.58pm yesterday (Monday June 1).
Wearing specialist in-water kit a crew entered the river to safely release the cow and return it to its herd.
Station commander Clive Allen, one of the officers at the incident, said: “This was a really good joint effort.
“The crews put a smooth plan of action in place to rescue the calf and reunite it with the rest of the herd.”
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He also advised people not to enter water themselves to try and help if they see an animal in distress.
He said: “Please think twice and dial 999 to ask for the fire service as we have specialist trained crews that can enter the water safely to carry out a rescue, whether it be an animal in distress or a person in difficulty.”
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