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Cow rescued after becoming trapped on cliff face

The cow being winched to safety.

A cow was winched to safety over the weekend after it became trapped on a cliff face near Polzeath.

Fire crews, coastguard and search & rescue teams were called to rocks near The Rumps on Saturday, but were forced to delay their rescue attempt after the cow swam to a more awkward position.

They returned on Sunday morning and managed to attach a harness to the cow, winching it back to the top of the cliff.

Richard Pitman, from the RNLI, said “It was a great example of multi-agency working and we are delighted it was a successful outcome”.



Man killed in dumper truck incident

A man has been killed in a dumper truck incident in Whitsand Bay in Cornwall.

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The incident happened in Military Road near Tregonhawke Cliff and Freathy beach around lunchtime on 4 March.

Two air ambulances joined paramedics and fire crews at the scene.

The man, who has not yet been named, is thought to have been working in the area.

Travel Update: Downed BT pole on A388 causes heavy congestion

A car has hit a telegraph pole on the A388 near the Swingletree. The pole is now down resting on the bonnet of the car and and vehicles are slowing passing the incident.

Devon and Cornwall Police say that the road will take some time to clear and there is currently heavy traffic and congestion.

A diversion is currently in place, however it is only suitable for smaller vehicles. Motorists are advised to try and avoid the area if possible.

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