Firefighters Rescue Cow From Swimming Pool In Somerset

Firefighters tackled an unusual rescue when they pulled a cow out of a swimming pool.

The animal, which was not distressed, had fallen into the pool in Gurney Slade, Wells, Somerset.

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service were called to the scene at 9.26pm last night.

A spokesman said: "A fire appliance from Shepton Mallet was mobilised and the specialist rescue team from Bridgwater

"Crews confirmed one cow was in the swimming pool and was not distressed.

"Crews waited for the local vet to attend to sedate the cow before crews released the cow from the pool unharmed."

The cow was one of four animals rescued by the service yesterday.

At 7.35am, firefighters hoisted a cow out of a slurry pit in Rodney Stoke, Cheddar.

They later used lines to free a cow from a water filled ditch in Glastonbury, at 3.13pm.

A sheep was also released from fencing in a water filled ditch in Launcherley, Wells at 4.02pm.