Fire crews and vets are hopeful a cow rescued from the Bridgewater Canal in Manchester will recover from hypothermia.
Crews found the cow extremely cold and distressed this morning, it's thought she'd wandered out of her field in Worsley and into the water.
Station Manager Phil Hall said: “The canal itself it not very deep but because of her weight she was slowly sinking into the mud on the bottom. By the time we got there it was clear she had been there for some time and the water was up to her neck.”
An RSPCA inspector and a vet were there to monitor the animal’s welfare.
Station Manager Hall added: “Once she was out of the water we used some more equipment to get the cow onto the back of a trailer where she was seen by a vet and treated for hypothermia. The vet was hopeful she would make a full recovery but we don’t know yet how she is doing.”
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