An EPA contractor was inspecting South Creek on a JetSki on Monday 21st November, when he discovered a heifer stuck up to her belly in mud; and a calf, about 100m further upstream, up to its neck in the creek with the tide coming in.
NSW SES Hawkesbury Unit Rescue Operators navigated their way across a number of paddocks down on the boggy flood plain below Mulgrave to a GPS Lat-Long, finding the contractor, Brian, holding the calf’s head out of the rising water.
Quickly, one of the Hawkesbury SES team donned a wetsuit and life jacket, and with the help of the rescue team rigged and skidded the calf up and out of the water.
The SES team’s attention was then on getting the heifer (with a set of sharp horns) safely out of the mud. Once they had her horns managed, they again rigged and skidded the young cow up the bank and onto a nice flat spot to recover.
The owner of the heifer and calf was informed that both were out of the creek and probably in need of a good feed and drink.