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Last Updated: Tuesday June 19 2007 06:49 GMT

Bull rescued with helicopter lift


A bull with a broken leg trapped in a ditch for several days was given a lift to safety by a helicopter.

A rescue team from the Royal Navy, more used to saving people from the sea, were called to help out with the stranded bull in Prestwick, Scotland.

The crew had to dig around the injured animal before they could lift it into a net, which was then attached to a helicopter and flown to a nearby vet.

Animal charity spokesman John McAvoy said he was hoping for a happy ending.

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