Holey cow: Animal gets stuck down sinkhole

Firefighters were called to a farm in West Yorkshire after a cow got stuck down a sinkhole.

Writing on its Facebook page, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said the animal had reached an “inescapabull position”.

A specialist technical rescue team was called to the Norwood Green area, near Bradford, to help with the re-moo-val.

Pic: West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service
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Fire crews working to rescue the animal. Pic: West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

The service said: “Crews and the farmer managed to dig a hole around the trapped cow and once the hole was big enough they used a lifting sling to cow-ordinate the animal out of the hole.

“The cow was rescued unharmed.”

Social media users praised the firefighters for their work.

One said: “Good work everyone. Heroes without a cape. I can see why my son wants to be just like you one day.”

Pic: West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service
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The cow was rescued unharmed. Pic: West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

Another said: “Well done to you all, what kindness there was to save this cow.

“My heart goes out to you all. Thank god we have folks like you that care.”

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