St Catherine's Point Coastguard Cow Rescue

COW RESCUED FROM BOTTOM OF CLIFF AT ST CATHERINE’S POINT

A cow was herded to safety from the bottom of the cliff at the most southerly point of the Isle of Wight this afternoon (Thursday).

Ventnor Coastguard Rescue Team, Needles Coastguard Rescue Team and Hampshire & Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service all responded to the scene at St Catherine’s Point.

Coastguards had originally been called to reports of a possible boat aground at Watershoot Bay at 10:52 this morning. With nothing of concern found, the search was stood down – but not before a member of the team spotted a cow at the base of the cliff to the east of St Catherine’s Lighthouse.

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Through the National Trust, the farmer who owns the cow was contacted and travelled to the scene. Coastguards from the Ventnor and Needles teams assisted the farmer to the bottom of the cliff using their technical rope rescue skills so that the cow could be safely herded back to the top of the cliff to safety.

A fire appliance from Newport was also mobilised to the incident.

A spokesperson for HM Coastguard has said:

“We urge the public not to put themselves in any danger to rescue an animal. If you have any concerns, please contact the RSPCA who would respond to any welfare issues,

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“Stay well back from cliff edges and do not attempt to climb up or down cliffs and if you do spot a person in trouble, dial 999 and ask for the Coastguard”.

St Catherines Lighthouse

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Firthy
Firthy
1 month ago

Well done guys, nice to see people can still help animals in trouble.

Nomorethoughtpolice
Nomorethoughtpolice
1 month ago

Is it normal for catle to graze near cliffs, I’m not a farmer, just wondering if its a common practice..

The Truth
The Truth
Reply to  Nomorethoughtpolice
1 month ago

Of course. Wherever the grass grows.

ron
ron
1 month ago

Very moooving story.

JOHN YOUNG
JOHN YOUNG
1 month ago

AN UDDER TALE OF RESCUE MOOONY THANKS CHAPS

Sir Digby Chicken Caesar
Sir Digby Chicken Caesar
1 month ago

Maybe the farmer should erect some fencing, back from the cliff edge. Just sayin’

John
John
1 month ago

All good.But is this really headline news,even for the Isle of Wight?

ron
ron
Reply to  John
1 month ago

Yes

Jimbo
Jimbo
Reply to  John
1 month ago

Well, you read it, and commented upon such.

 

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