Cow takes a dip in swimming pool

PUBLISHED: 12:26 16 November 2010 | UPDATED: 18:42 16 November 2010




A COW was rescued by firefighters after taking a night-time dip in a swimming pool in Langford.

Crews were called to the garden of a house in the grounds of Bristol University’s veterinary school in the village at 5pm on November 10.

When they arrived they found 13 cows in the garden with one animal in the swimming pool.

It appears the cow had stepped onto the green tarpaulin cover and fallen into the water.

A spokesman from the fire service said: “Crews quickly set to work pumping water from the pool while a farmer from the village used a tractor to put some straw bales into the pool.

“Firefighters used the bales to make a set of steps at the side of the pool and a line was secured around the cow before it was assisted up the steps to safety.”

It’s thought the cow had been in the water for about two hours and was suffering from mild hypothermia. It was treated at the scene by a vet.

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