Team effort as crews rescue bull from River Teme

River Teme bull rescue in Knightwick

A great team effort saw the successful rescue of a bull by Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) from the River Teme at Knightwick.

Two bulls had slipped down the embankment into the water and although the owner was able to rescue one himself the other proved to be a lot more difficult on the far bank with no access.

The animal rescue team from Bromyard along with a water first responder team from Malvern and a boat crew from Evesham were sent to the incident.

Belmont Farm & Equine Vets was on scene to ensure the welfare of the Hereford bull during the rescue. 

The bull, one-and-a-half tonnes in weight, was assisted down the river using the boat to a safe place where he could stand, walk to the side and out of the water.

After a short walk back to the farm buildings the vet was able to give him a full check-over.

He was uninjured and will soon be back out in the field.

A HWFRS spokesperson said: “We were called out at 1.11pm on Tuesday to rescue a large animal from water in Knightwick.

“An animal rescue team from Bromyard and water rescue teams from Malvern and Evesham attended.

“A one-and-a-half tonne bull was stuck on the bank of the River Teme.

“A plan was formulated in liaison with the attending vet to rescue the bull using the boat crew and animal rescue team.

“The bull was left in the care of the owner.”

Pictures: Bromyard Fire Station