Monday 26 August 2019

Firefighters rescue bull from tree

Firefighters rescued a bull that got stuck in a tree in Cumbria
Firefighters rescued a bull that got stuck in a tree in Cumbria

Firefighters in Cumbria were sent out on an unusual call after a 47 stone (300kg) bull became stuck in a tree.

The county's fire and rescue service found the animal trapped and hanging over a 33ft (10m) drop at Sheriff Park Farm in Thrimby. It is thought the bull had slid down an embankment.

Two crews from Penrith and one from Shap used equipment designed for working at height. They used an animal sling to support the bull, which was lifted from the tree with telescopic heavy plant machinery.

Farmer Phillip Armstrong, who owns the bull, told the News & Star in Carlisle: "When you see part of your livelihood like that it isn't good."

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