LONDON (Reuters) - A cow had to be rescued by fire services in northern England after it tumbled down a 30 meter river embankment and got stuck in a tree.
Fire crews in Cumbria were surprised to receive a call to rescue the cow, which had toppled 10 meters down a slope of the river Leith before a tree broke its fall.
The bruised bovine was discovered after its farmer noticed one of his cows was missing.
The animal was sedated by a vet before being winched out of the tree by firemen using specialist equipment.
"(Fire crews) had to wear body armor in case a stray hoof lashed out at them," said a spokesman for Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service.
"The vet checked the cow over and it seemed reasonably happy and relatively unscathed," he said.
(Reporting by Alice Baghdjian)
Cow Stuck In Tree Rescued By Firemen