Cow sparks rescue mission

By Matthew McKew

Thursday, July 17, 2014



Emergency services were attending an unusual incident late last night (Wednesday), when a cow went over a cliff.

The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service were called to an area between Whale Chine and Compton Bay at 10.38pm, by the police.

A fire crew from Newport and the fire service's animal rescue team were dispatched to help the cow.

A spokesman for the fire and rescue service said it was not something that happened every day, and it appeared the cow had fallen 30ft.

Around 15 coastguards also attended the scene, which they said was close to Chilton Chine

*An Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue spokesman said today (Thursday) the rescue was completed by 0.48am and the cow and left it with the farmer.

Another 40 cows had escaped to the beach and so the coastguard and firefighters helped the farmer round them up.


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