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VIDEO: Stranded cow rescued from the bottom of a cliff by Waterford lifeboat

The steaks were high in this one. (Sorry).

Updated 6.45pm

THE STEAKS WERE high for a lifeboat crew who had to carry out one of its more unusual rescues on Saturday.

Dunmore East RNLI rescues stranded cow Source: Roy Abrahamsson/RNLI

An RNLI lifeboat rescued a cow which was udderly stranded after falling over the side of a cliff in Waterford.

The Dunmore East crew launched their lifeboat just before 4pm yesterday after they herd from the Coast Guard that a small boat with three people on board was in difficulty close to some rocks in the Waterford Estuary.

However when the lifeboat arrived on the scene five minutes later, they found that the boat was not in difficulty but that the people on board were trying to rescue the cow, which was fresian in the cold water.

The RNLI crew helped the people by setting up a rope system and managed to bring the cow ashore safely.

Here’s a video of the RNLI members approaching the stranded bovine:

Source: Video TheJournal.ie/YouTube

Ray Power, the deputy coxswain for the Dunmore East RNLI, was moo-vingly sanguine about the rescue.

“As a lifeboat crew we never know what we might be facing each time we are called, but in this case thankfully the actual call was not as serious as we first thought, but we were glad we could help all the same and bring the cow to safety,” he said.

Nice work, RNLI crew. Meanwhile, the cow is thought to have since moved on to greener pastures.

First published 12.08pm

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