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Bullock rescued from deep mud in Cornwall

Stuck in the mud - fire crews work to release the trapped bullock Credit: St Austell Fire Station

A bullock has been rescued from deep mud in the River Camel, thanks to teamwork by fire crews from three Cornish stations.

They were called to the river at Wadebridge at just before 10am this morning, 25 April by a member of public. The found the bullock stuck in approximately six foot of mud, 10 feet from the river’s edge.

Crews from Bodmin tagged the bullock, St Austell crews monitored everyone’s safety in the risk area and Wadebridge helped pull the bullock to safety.

St Austell Community Fire Station said "Excellent teamwork in tricky and dangerous conditions ensured the safe return of the bullock to his herd with no injuries to anyone involved".

  • These dramatic photos tell the story of the rescue
Credit: St Austell Fire Station
Credit: St Austell Fire Station
Credit: St Austell Fire Station