Cow rescued from river by firefighters

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Firefighters have been called out this afternoon to rescue a pregnant cow from a river.

According to a fire service spokesman, the incident was reported shortly before 1.30pm today (Wednesday) when a crew from Billinghay and a specialist animal rescue team attended the river at North Kyme Fen.

Crews assisted RSPCA officers and a vet using straps and lines to rescue the calfing cow from the water.