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PHOTOS: 'Pregnant' cow falls from Cornish cliffs

PHOTOS: 'Pregnant' cow falls from Cornish cliffs

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 4:31pm 19th March 2017. (Updated at 7:47am 20th March 2017)

Rescuers have spent two days trying to rescue a cow that plunged 40ft down cliffs in north Cornwall.

Pirate FM understands the animal that got stuck at The Rumps near Polzeath is pregnant.

Coastguard crews, firefighters and the Padstow lifeboat were also called at around 2pm on Saturday afternoon.

However, teams had to abandon the operation because the tide was rising and it was starting to get dark.

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Posting on Facebook, a spokesperson from Polzeath Coastguard Rescue Team said: "Team were paged along with Padstow Lifeboat to provide assistance to Cornwall Fire and Rescue Team for the recovery of a cow.

"Once on scene we provided comms with the lifeboat and assisted where needed.

"Unfortunately due to the rising tide and the light fading a recovery was not carried out".

A spokesperson added that they were still at the scene on Sunday afternoon, but the creature has now been rescued.

A spokesperson from Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service said: "Specialist animal rescue crews from Bodmin Community Fire Station and further crews from Wadebridge have attended a call to a rare breed White Park cow who is in calf that had gone over the cliff and on to the rocks below some 40ft down.

"The crews had to await the attendance of a vet and rifleman to sedate the cow prior to being able to carry out the rescue. They, and some members of the crew where then lowered to the rocks.

"Once the cow had been successfully sedated, crews were able to manoeuvre the cow into the animal rescue harness and carefully bring her back up to the top of the cliff.

"Despite her ordeal she is now back happily grazing in the field".

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