Coastguard rescue bullock stuck in mud

Swansea Coastguard had to rescue a bullock that was stuck in the mud at Bideford Quay, Devon, after it escaped from a nearby cattlemarket.

The Coastguard received a 999 call at 8.20 am on Tuesday morning reporting that the bullock was in difficulty.

Westward Ho! Coastguard Rescue Team and Instow Coastguard Rescue Team (which has specialist mud rescue expertise) were requested to attend the incident and the Appledore RNLI Inshore Lifeboat was requested to launch.

The Fire and Rescue Service, Police and a vet were also in attendance.

The bullock was captured and led back to the market.