Heroic firefighters rescue cow trapped in mud on Bodmin Moor

A cow needed urgent rescue from firefighters at Bodmin Community Fire Station this week (August 11), after it was spotted stuck in the mud on Bodmin Moor. Three appliances were sent out to help the cow return to its nearby herd.

One of Cornwall's largest areas of moorland, many Cornish rivers have their source here. As a result, there are a lot of waterways running throughout the area, with plenty of sloppy mud.

Luckily for this cow, the team was able to get the animal back to shore. Bodmin Community Fire Station described the rescue efforts in a brief update on Twitter.

It posted: "3 appliances from Bodmin were mobilised to reports of a cow stuck in mud on Bodmin Moor. On arrival the cow was 30m out and stuck in mud.

"Using an inflatable path, a boat from Bude, lines and person power we managed to safety rescue the cow and reunite it with its herd"

The cow was stranded in a large expanse of water and couldn't return to solid ground on its own. With the water coming all the way up to its neck, it's lucky that it was spotted and rescued in time.