News 8 november — 10:46

Drowning cow saved by 'mermaid' on 200-mile swim

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A drowning cow was rescued from a river by a passing "mermaid" on a 200-mile swim of the Thames, BBC reports.

Lindsey Cole splashed into the river in a wetsuit, tail and hat at Lechdale, Gloucestershire, on Friday. She is raising awareness of the environmental effects of single-use plastic.

As she passed through Oxfordshire on Sunday, she spotted the stricken cow.

Ms Cole said she carried on swimming while her mother and support canoeist called the emergency services.

The animal is believed to have fallen into the river from a nearby field when drinking, two miles east of the Swinford toll bridge.

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