Difficult Rescue for Trapped Cow in the United Kingdom

On Friday, April 23, at approx 11:45 AM, Essex County Fire and Rescue Service was called to a Bull Calf trapped in tunnel.

On arrival, crews found that this was a water filled culvert at the Junction of the A127 and M25 motorway.

To gain access to the site, crews had to negotiate a steep embankment leading to the culvert. Crew wearing breathing apparatus then entered the tunnel in search of the animal.

The rescue took almost 2 hours with crews working in very difficult conditions.

In attendance were 2X Brentwood (pumps) 1x Ingatstone (pump) and 1X Rescue Tender from Grays.

Crews, under the direction of a vet, sedated the animal that then had to be carried some 200m across rough terrain to awaiting transport.

This was a very difficult rescue in a confined space and carried out superbly by attending crews.