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PHOTOS: Firefighters rescue 1000kg bull from ditch

Collier Street, Hatfield Broad Oak
01/08/2020 @ 15:52
Incident Number: 127827
In attendance: 1 x Great Dunmow, 1 x Animal Rescue Unit (Chelmsford)


Firefighters were called to help rescue a 1000kg bull which was stuck in a ditch in Hatfield Broad Oak.

Firefighters from Great Dunmow attended alongside crews from Chelmsford Fire Station with the Service's specialist Animal Rescue Unit.

A vet also attended to ensure the bull was sedated and calm so the fire crews could rescue it safely.

Fire crews used the specialist equipment on the Animal Rescue Unit to hoist the bull out of the ditch.

Watch Manager Gary Wain from Great Dunmow Fire Station said: "The bull had apparently been stuck for over a day before we were called, and it was clear he wasn't going to be able to get himself out as he was stuck right next to a small bridge. Thankfully the bull seemed fine once we got him out and started happily eating the grass even before the crews had got all the straps off him!"

Incident Images

  • 127827 - Bull rescue 1
  • 127827 - Bull rescue 2
  • 127827 - Bull rescue 3
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