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Pregnant cow saved by firefighters from Minster ditch

By KentOnline reporter

Firefighters have saved a pregnant cow after it fell into a watery ditch.

Kent Fire and Rescue Service's specialist animal rescue team from Faversham and its water safety crew used a rope to rescue the 850kg animal.

It had fallen in a water-filled ditch at Holm Place Farm in Minster on the Isle of Sheppey.

Firefighters had to pull the animal out of a ditch. Pic: KFRS
Firefighters had to pull the animal out of a ditch. Pic: KFRS
The animal being dragged to safety. Pic: KFRS
The animal being dragged to safety. Pic: KFRS
The cow was pregnant, according to emergency crews. Pic: KFRS
The cow was pregnant, according to emergency crews. Pic: KFRS
Nine firefighters had to go to the animal's rescue. Pic: KFRS
Nine firefighters had to go to the animal's rescue. Pic: KFRS

It took at least nine firefighters about three hours to hoist the animal up from the ditch after being called at 7.56am today.

Sheppey's watch manager said: "The water levels have dropped so much it looks like the cows have had to venture down the bank to get water."

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