Incident 72/2017 – Sep. 21st Thu. 14.36 – Colt Park, Ingleton, North Yorkshire – Animal Rescue.

Following a search of mixed grassland and limestone pavement by farmers and local volunteers from Natural England, an in-calf, pedigree heifer was reported missing from a small herd near Colt Park, Ribblehead. A further search of woodland and mixed terrain by farmers and CRO members yielded no result, so the search area was widened with CRO’s first use of a drone-mounted video camera. As the search continued, one of the farmers drove off, by quad, to look at a neighbouring herd, in amongst which, sadly, he found the (deceased) animal.

CRO member hours: 21