50 cows trapped in lorry in Holly Bush Lane, near Bromyard

Ledbury Reporter: 50 cows rescued in lorry drama 50 cows rescued in lorry drama

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.

But as your Worcester News went to press firefighters were still trying to make the vehicle safe.

The drama happened at about 2.30pm at Holly Bush Lane, off the B4203 at Wolferlow, near Bromyard.

In total 52 cows and calves had to be removed from the lorry.

One crew from Worcester, two crews from Bromyard and a specialist urban search and rescue team (USAR) from 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 is in an unsafe position we’re trying to right the vehicle as it could go down the bank into a neighbouring property.”

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10:08pm Fri 5 Oct 12

mr.meldrew says...

i first thought this story a load of bull..
i first thought this story a load of bull.. mr.meldrew
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12:25am Sat 6 Oct 12

pronstar says...

udderley incredible
udderley incredible pronstar
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7:33am Sat 6 Oct 12

spider666 says...

Come on people ---time to moooove on
Come on people ---time to moooove on spider666
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9:02am Sat 6 Oct 12

Peter WR5 says...

Come on! Surely we can milk this for all it’s got.
Come on! Surely we can milk this for all it’s got. Peter WR5
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12:16pm Sat 6 Oct 12

spider666 says...

Ok Peter WR5---Lets take the bull by the horn.
Ok Peter WR5---Lets take the bull by the horn. spider666
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6:34pm Sat 6 Oct 12

Hwicce says...

I think we need to beef up the satndard of these comments.
I think we need to beef up the satndard of these comments. Hwicce
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4:51am Sun 7 Oct 12

Illogik says...

The driver couldn't steer very well and the rescuers did well considering what was at steak. Anyway I'm Yakking on too much, I'm off to russle up a snack.
The driver couldn't steer very well and the rescuers did well considering what was at steak. Anyway I'm Yakking on too much, I'm off to russle up a snack. Illogik
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3:46pm Sun 7 Oct 12

ARogers says...

My congratulations to the brave cowboys, ranchers and city-slickers involved in the darin' rescue of those-there lil' doggies.
My congratulations to the brave cowboys, ranchers and city-slickers involved in the darin' rescue of those-there lil' doggies. ARogers
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