Tenby inshore lifeboat assists in recovery of farmer and cow . . . .

Tenby’s RNLI inshore lifeboat launched at 10.55am on Sunday 6 November following a report from a local fishing vessel that a farmer had entered the water after one of his cows fell over the cliff to the west of Lydstep.

The lifeboat made best speed to the scene and on arrival, found a local fishing boat standing off. The cow, which was none the worse for wear, was at the base of a cliff, along with the farmer who was trying to calm it down after its ordeal.

A small fishing vessel was preparing to tow the cow the short distance around to Lydstep where it could be put in a cattle box and returned to its field. Due to the size of the cow, the volunteer lifeboat crew decided that a larger fishing vessel would be better suited to the task. A crew member was put onto the rocks to attach the tow ropes and then the cow was slowly led into the water and attached to the side of the fishing vessel, whilst the farmer was taken aboard the lifeboat.

Around 20 minutes later, the boats arrived at Lydstep and the cow was led ashore, where a cattle box was waiting.

The lifeboat the returned to station, arriving shortly before 1pm.

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