Moo-ving story of pregnant cow rescue

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CITY firefighters had a particularly moo-ving job on their hands when they were called to a pregnant cow in distress on Saturday.

The bulky bovine had slipped down in a patch of mud at her Tyringham farm and was unable to get to her feet again.

The farmer, unable to shift her, called the fire service and one appliance and crew from Broughton attended.

They were joined by the specialist water rescue crew from Newport Pagnell, who are equipped to deal with any emergency.

Headed by station manager Tim Parkins, the firefighters used dry suits, strops, small gear and farm machinery to hoist the cow to her feet.

“She was very grateful and let the firefighters make a fuss of her afterwards,” said a spokesman.