FIREFIGHTERS rescued a calf which had got tangled in undergrowth in the River Stour this morning.

Two crews from Colchester and Chelmsford Animal Rescue Unit came to the animal’s aid after it had gone for a dip and was unable to get back out of the River Stour, in Dedham.

Chelmsford Weekly News: Picture: Essex County Fire and Rescue ServicePicture: Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

Swift Water Rescue trained firefighters were able to cut away at tree branches under the water to free the calf and lead it to safety by 10:20am.

The calf was left in the care of a farmer.