Fire fighters spend four hours rescuing bullock from bog

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- Credit: Archant

Crews were called to the scene near Holsworthy to help haul the animal from a bog where it was stuck.

FIRE FIGHTERS undertook a tricky rescue this weekend after a bullock became trapped in a bog in Holsworthy.

A fire engine from Holsworthy and the specialist rescue team from Barnstaple were called to a farm in Pancrasweek on Sunday at around 8.45pm.

A farmer reported he had a bullock trapped in a bog, three-quarters-of-a-mile from the end of a track with no vehicular access.

The incident commander called for two extra appliances for man power and extra lighting.


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Attaching straps to the bullock, crews used lines and manpower to haul the bullock from the bog.

The rescue took around four hours and the bullock was left in the hands of the farmer and the vet.

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