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Calf rescued from slurry pit at Shropshire farm

The fire service had to be called to a farm in Pontesbury on Thursday morning after a calf got stuck in a slurry pit.

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Firefighters rescuing a calf from a slurry pit at a farm near Pontesbury. Photo: @SFRS_WL_oncall

Crews from both Minsterley and Wellington attended the farm in Habberley, near Pontesbury, following a call to Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) at 6.04am

A spokesperson for SFRS said: "The calf has been rescued from slurry pit by Fire Service personnel using large animal rescue equipment."

Two firefighters went out over the slurry pit on an inflatable skid. Photo: @SFRS_WL_oncall
Three fire crews were called out in total. Photo: @SFRS_WL_oncall

Firefighters from Wellington later said two of the team, wearing dry suits, were sent out an inflatable skid to rescue the calf.

Fire crews were called at around 6am. Photo: @SFRS_WL_oncall

The calf was freed and the incident declared over at 7:20am.

The calf was later safely returned to the shed. Photo: @SFRS_WL_oncall