cows stranded in canal at Burland

Fire crews helped rescue as many as 20 cows which had fallen into a canal at Burland near Nantwich.

They were called out at around 10pm last night (July 26) to the scene off Springe Lane.

Three fire engines attended from Nantwich, Crewe and Lymm.

Firefighters worked alongside the animal rescue team, using lighting and water rescue equipment to bring the cows to safety in a nearby field.

Two cows were also rescued after becoming stuck in mud near the canal bridge.

Cheshire Fire crews checked to see if anymore cows needed to be rescued and informed the farmer.

fire rescue teams save cows in canal

(Pics courtesy of Lymm Fire Station)


  1. Phil Buckley says:

    This has happened a few times down there. They have been known to get out of the other side of the canal, and wander up and down the towpath leaving their hoof prints in the muddy path.

  2. anthony parker says:

    farmers should be made to fence off canal edges to prevent this ever happening again but leave enough room at the bottom for them to get a drink and if the farmers dont comply then let the RSPCA prosecute them, had no one passed by last night and spotted the cows then they would have eventually got tired dropped their heads and drowned, many thx to the passer/s by and fire crews, hope they all got out safely and the vet gave them the all clear after their frightening ordeal

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