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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.

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