Cow rescue captured on camera

Firefighters from the Isle of Skye, Kyle of Lochalsh and Inverness gathered at a coastal location to rescue a cow that had fallen down an embankment.

Crews were alerted at 12.35pm on Thursday, 27 April to reports of an animal in need of assistance near Bornisketaig.

Operations Control mobilised three fire appliances and a heavy rescue unit to the scene, where firefighters assisted local partners to bring the cow to safety and the moment was captured on camera.

Station Commander Nick Nethercott was the Incident Commander at the scene. He said: "The rescue took several hours and the animal was handed into the care of the farmer.

"I am pleased to say that the cow is at home in her barn and recovering well with her calf who made its arrival over the weekend."

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service is a humanitarian organisation and our highly skilled crews answer a wide range of calls to help animals in distress across the country

Our response by trained and equipped firefighters can prevent members of the public from putting themselves in danger by attempting to do their own rescue.