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Monday 23 October 2017

Fethard RNLI crew rescues two stranded bulls

A Fethard RNLI crew member bringing one of the bulls ashore.
A Fethard RNLI crew member bringing one of the bulls ashore.
A Fethard RNLI crew member bringing one of the bulls ashore.

TWO BULLS were rescued from certain death in a daring operation carried out by Fethard RNLI crew members.

In an unusual call out, the volunteer lifeboat crew came to the aid of the animals that had fallen from cliffs.

In difficult conditions, with an incoming tide and a large sea swell, the two bulls in distress were brought to safety by the incredible efforts of the lifeboat crew on the day.

Fethard RNLI was already out on the morning the call for assistance came in to the lifeboat station. The crew were about to go on exercise with their neighbours in Kilmore Quay RNLI when the lifeboat was tasked to the Broomhill area at Waterford harbour to a report of two bulls that had fallen from a cliff.

One was stranded in the gully with the incoming tide. The second animal was 10 feet above the water on rocks further north.

Wexford People

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