Fire service attempts calf rescue

The Dannevirke Volunteer Fire Service spent more than an hour trying to save the life of a calf stuck down the side of a cliff.

Chief Fire Officer Mike Finucane said one of his team was an abseiling specialist and used his own gear to try to get to the calf, which had gone down a ravine and got stuck on a ledge on a Piripiri Rd property.

Officers were at the scene for about an hour and a half, but were unsuccessful.

The calf fell, but Mr Finucane said he was unsure if the calf survived the fall, or if it had to be put down from its injuries.

The drop was ''significant'', he said.

Manawatu Standard