Civil Defence Force fish cow out of Alor Gajah pond

ALOR GAJAH: Civil Defence Force (APM) personnel rescued a hapless cow that plunged into a fishing pond in Kampung Baru at Taboh Naning here.

Alor Gajah APM's operation, natural disaster and logistic officer Lft (PA) Abdul Hadi Baharom commended the two men who saved the animal with minimal equipment.

The cow, he said, had fallen into the two-meter deep water at 6.30pm on Monday(March 20).

"The rescue team arrived at the scene about 30min after receiving the distress call," he said when contacted here on Tuesday (March 21).

Abdul Hadi said a 56-year-old farmer contacted APM informing that the cow, a heifer, was drowning in his pond.

He said the animal was aggressive and it was trying to leap out from the pond.

"The situation was also difficult for my men as the cow kept wading deeper into the 30m-long pond," he said.

The cow is estimated to weigh about 250kg.

Abdul Hadi said his two men then used all the resources available to hoist the cow.

He said his men finally managed to tie ropes around the cow and switched out the cow to a safer ground using APM'S truck.

"The animal was saved in 90 minutes without any injuries," he added.

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