Firefighters rescue trapped cow from large drain in Derbyshire

Firefighters proved that they don't just attend fires as they rescued a cow who was stuck in a 'land drain'.

Crews from Alfreton and Ilkeston used specialist animal rescue equipment to rescue the cow last night, Wednesday, July 24, from the drain in a field off Park Hall Lane Mapperley Village.

Firefighters working to rescue the cow.

Firefighters working to rescue the cow.

The animal was sedated by a vet, and hoisted to safety.

The cow has now been named in honour of one of the firefighters who helped to rescue her, Joanna.

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A spokesman from Alfreton Fire Station said: "The cow, originally known only by her number - 994 - was then named after one of the firefighters and is now Joanna."

The cow, now named Joanna stuck in the land drain.

The cow, now named Joanna stuck in the land drain.

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The cow out of the drain and back onto the field.

The cow out of the drain and back onto the field.