Home   Sudbury   News   Article

Fire crews rescue cow in Great Cornard after it got stuck in the River Stour




Fire crews spent more than 16 hours trying to rescue a cow after it got stuck in a weir on the River Stour.

Suffolk Fire & Rescue were called to Bakers Court in Great Cornard at 7.48pm last night after the cow was spotted on a ledge in the river.

After difficulty rescuing the animal, the crews returned to the river this morning to divulge a plan to save it.

Fire crews spent 16 hours trying to remove it. Picture: Gary Thorpe
Fire crews spent 16 hours trying to remove it. Picture: Gary Thorpe

Crews were seen using canoes along the river to reach it before it was finally removed.

A spokesperson for the fire service said: "The difficulty is it is between blocks of water in the river.

"It [the rescue] was resumed at first light this morning."

A vet also attended the scene.

Read more: All the latest news from Suffolk

Read more: All the latest news from Sudbury