Date: 26th January, 2024
Description: Two cows have been rescued from a slurry pit at a farm in Mannington, near Wimborne. The animals fell into the pit, which is fifteen feet deep, and were submerged up to their necks. A local crew from Verwood attended, and a specialist technical rescue crew from Poole was able to remove the cows, using animal strops. A farm telehandler was employed to assist the rescue. The farmer moved the rest of his stock to an adjacent field in order to create a safe working space for the firefighters. Both cows seemed to be non the worse for their ordeal. The crews, however, needed to decontaminate before they left the incident.
Location: Mannington, Wimborne, UK