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Herd of cows rescued from tipping lorry
7:40am Tuesday 16th October 2012 in News
FIFTY cows were rescued by firefighters in a dramatic operation after a lorry nearly overturned on a country lane.
Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service used winches to right the lorry after earlier attempts by locals to steady it.
All the cattle were safely removed and herded into a neighbouring field while firefighters dealt with the vehicle, which had slid off the road and into a soft verge.
The drama happened at about 2.30pm on Friday at Holly Bush Lane, off the B4203 at Wolferlow, near Bromyard.
In total, 52 cows and calves had to be removed from the lorry.
Two crews from Bromyard, one crew from Worcester and a specialist urban search and rescue teamfrom Droitwich were scrambled to the scene.
Station commander Steve Fox from Droitwich said: “When we arrived we stabilised the vehicle and got the cattle off into a neighbouring field.
“As the vehicle was in an unsafe position we tried to right it as it could go down the bank into a neighbouring property.”