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Norfolk fire crews called to cow in the river

PUBLISHED: 21:50 07 June 2019 | UPDATED: 21:50 07 June 2019

Norfolk fire engine. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

Norfolk fire engine. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

© ARCHANT NORFOLK 2008

Firefighters were mobilised to help rescue a cow in the river.

Appliances from Acle and Carrow were called out at just before 9pm tonight (Friday, June 7) following reports there was a cow in the river at Reedham.

But in the end the crews were not required as the cow had got to dry land on its own.

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Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service's animal rescue was called out more than 160 times in 2018.

Up until November 27 last year, they were called upon 161 times to come to the aid of an animal in distress; though their services were not required at all of the incidents.

With it costing the service £150 for each unit sent to an animal's aid, the annual cost for the service was £8,550.

This saw 2018 eclipsing the previous two years in terms of the number of times it was called to rescue an animal.

In 2017, there were 128 incidents, coming at a cost of £5,700 and in 2016 there were 138 rescue, costing £7050.

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