Press Esc to close

Pregnant cow falls 40ft and then swims to safety!

London, Mar 20, 2017, PTI 18:33 IST
The cow spent a night down on the rocks before being sedated at The Rumps, near Polzeath, Cornwall. Image for representation.

The cow spent a night down on the rocks before being sedated at The Rumps, near Polzeath, Cornwall. Image for representation.

A pregnant cow had a miraculous escape after falling down a 40ft cliff in the UK. After the fall, the rare White Park cow then swam to an "isolated island".

The cow was winched back up to the top of the cliff yesterday evening after a nine-hour effort, the BBC reported today.

The cow spent a night down on the rocks before being sedated at The Rumps, near Polzeath, Cornwall.

"Despite her ordeal she is now back happily grazing in the field," Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service said.

The rescue began on Saturday afternoon but was stopped due to the rising tide and fading light, and began again yesterday morning.

"The incident was made extremely difficult as the cow swam to an isolated island where she was out of reach of the emergency services," Wadebridge Community Fire Station said.

A vet and rifleman sedated the cow, before she was put into an animal rescue harness and brought back to the top of the cliff.

Specialist animal rescue crews were assisted by the Coastguard.

The cow was left in the care of a vet and the farmer, the fire service said.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Actress and BJP MP Hema Malini along with her daughters Ahana and Esha cutting a cake to celebrate..

Actress and BJP MP Hema Malini along with her daughters Ahana and Esha cutting a cake to celebrate..

Union Minister for Defence, Nirmala Sitharaman with Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Sunil Lanba and ..

Union Minister for Defence, Nirmala Sitharaman with Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Sunil Lanba and ..

Kamaraj Congress (KKC) and Most Backward Communities Federation demonstrators lying on the road in..

Kamaraj Congress (KKC) and Most Backward Communities Federation demonstrators lying on the road in..

Rajesh Talwar arrives at his residence in Noida on Monday after he, along with his wife Nupur, was..

Rajesh Talwar arrives at his residence in Noida on Monday after he, along with his wife Nupur, was..

Social activists sit near earthen lamps, lit in a formation that reads 'No Crackers', to urge ...

Social activists sit near earthen lamps, lit in a formation that reads 'No Crackers', to urge ...

Dentist-couple Nupur and Rajesh Talwar coming out of the Dasna Jail in Ghaziabad on Monday after ...

Dentist-couple Nupur and Rajesh Talwar coming out of the Dasna Jail in Ghaziabad on Monday after ...

Widows celebrating Diwali at Gopinath Temple in Vrindavan near Mathura on Monday...

Widows celebrating Diwali at Gopinath Temple in Vrindavan near Mathura on Monday...

Widows attending the marriage ceremony of a young widow at Gopinath Temple in Vrindavan near ...

Widows attending the marriage ceremony of a young widow at Gopinath Temple in Vrindavan near ...

Bollywood actress Vaani Kapoor presents a creation during a fashion event in New Delhi on Saturday..

Bollywood actress Vaani Kapoor presents a creation during a fashion event in New Delhi on Saturday..

Newly elected Allahabad University Students Union President Avanish Kumar Yadav (center) along..

Newly elected Allahabad University Students Union President Avanish Kumar Yadav (center) along..

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.