Cow rescued after falling down mineshaft in Hapton

Fire crews rescued a cow after it got stuck down a mineshaft in Accrington Road, Hapton.

Four fire engines from Hyndburn, Nelson, Rawtenstall and Lancaster, together with a 4x4 from Rawtenstall attended the incident yesterday at 10am.

A spokesman for Lancashire Fire and Rescue said: "The incident involved a cow that had fallen down a mineshaft and was trapped. Firefighters used a hand lance, a sledge hammer, a hooligan tool and cordon tape to create a location for the cow to self-extricate.

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"Crews were in attendance for two hours and fifty minutes."

The incident occurred yesterday