Cow rescued after falling down embankment

Fire fighters in Cumbria spent four hours rescuing a cow that was trapped after falling thirty feet down a steep embankment.

The calf called Sparkle had become wedged against the base of a tree at a farm near Penrith. The Pedigree dairy shorthorn was unharmed after the ordeal and is now recovering at the farm.

The cow was wedged between trees Credit: Chris Swift (Vet)
The cow was stuck on a steep embankment Credit: Betheni Armstrong
The rescue took four hours Credit: Chris Swift (Vet)
Sparkle is now recovering Credit: ITV Border