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Coast Guard dispatched to rescue cow stuck in mud

The cow was rescued from Friesian-cold* waters in Cork Harbour yesterday afternoon.

Image: cow in meadow via Shutterstock

TWO COASTGUARD TEAMS were dispatched to help a cow that had become stuck in the shallows of Cork Harbour yesterday afternoon.

The alarm was raised by a member of the public shortly before 4pm, after the animal was discovered stuck in mud near Hop Island, Rochestown.

A call was put in to the Irish Coast Guard station in Valentia, and Crosshaven Coast Guard were dispatched to the scene.

The volunteers managed to free the cow by wading into the water, and it was later successfully reunited with its owner.

An operator at Valentia said that coast guard teams were occasionally dispatched to help animals trapped in the water or on cliffs, but that it wouldn’t be a regular occurrence.


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