Calves rescued from Clogher slurry tank


Fire crews from two Tyrone stations were dispatched yesterday afternoon to rescue four small calves which had reportedly fallen into a slurry tank.

All four were retrieved alive from the farm tank on Ashfield Road according to Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service - who were called to the scene at 3.04pm.

The incident, which was attended by specialist rescue teams wearing breathing apparatus took almost two hours, with crew finishing up at 4.44pm.

"NIFRS responded to a report of four animals in a slurry tank at Ashfield Road, Clogher," a statement said.

"Firefighters and special rescue teams wearing breathing apparatus used slings, harnesses, hooks and Telescopic Manitou to rescue these animals from the slurry pit.

"Fire crews from Clogher and Omagh stations attended the incident."