3-hour operation to save stuck bullock from slurry tank

Five crews of firefighters spent a gruelling three and a half hours trying to free a stuck bullock from a slurry tank in Derry, this week.

The incident took place on a farm off the Creamery Road, Coleraine, on Monday (April 12) at around 9:56am.

The Large Animal Rescue Team from Omagh Fire Station, an appliance from Portrush Fire Station, two appliances from Coleraine Fire Station and the Specialist Rescue Team helped to free the animal.

A Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) spokesperson said: “Firefighters were called to reports of a one-year-old bullock stuck in a slurry tank.

“Firefighters from our large animal rescue team wore breathing apparatuses and used a gas monitor while rescuing the animal from the slurry pit.

“The animal was rescued alive and well with no injuries and the incident was dealt with by 1:26pm.”