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Cow hoisted to safety after falling 100 feet

A cow that fell over 100 feet down an embankment and into a river has been rescued by fire and rescue workers in Cumbria.

Firefighters were called after a local farmer found the 12-month-old cow in the river near Sedberg, Cumbria.

Rescue workers used a crane provided by a local builder to hoist the cow the safety. Credit: Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service

The stranded cow was hoisted to safety using a crane provided by a local builder.

The animal is expected to make a full recovery after escaping serious injury.

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BREAKING: North Yorks bridge collapses - two rescued from flood waters

Rescue teams were scrambled when two people ended up in flood water after a footbridge collapsed on the North Yorkshire Moors.The Yorkshire Air Ambulance and the Great North Air Ambulance were called to High Askew near the village of Cropton.

Yorkshire Ambulance Service confirmed crews had been sent to the scene but had no more details.

One person was airlifted to James Cook University Hospital at Middlesborough. The second person was taken to hospital by ambulance.