Firefighters rescue dairy cow from slurry pit on Clogher farm


Firefighters from two Tyrone stations, as well as a specialist rescue team, were called out to save a diary cow that fell into a slurry pit in Clogher.

The operation to save the “distressed” animal, took over an hour and a half.

A spokesperson for Northern Ireland Fire and rescue Service told the Times: “Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) received a call at 7.55pm to a report of an animal in distress at the Crossowen Road area in Clogher on Monday, August 8.

“Two Fire Appliances each from Clogher and Omagh Fire Stations, as well as one Specialist Rescue Team Appliance were deployed to the scene of a dairy cow which fell into a slurry pit in the area.

“Firefighters rescued the cow using service slings, lines and farmer’s equipment.

“Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service finished at the scene at 8.42pm.”