From Sky News:
Seven schoolgirls have sparked a major search and rescue mission - after
being frightened by a herd of cows.
Bad enough, surely but the story continues:
The terrified pupils, aged 14 and 15, were on a geography field trip in Swanage,
Dorset, when they sent out an SOS.
They were dropped off three miles from their outdoor centre and told to find their way back using a map.
But the teenagers, from St Albans in Hertfordshire, got stuck on a hill when they came across a herd of cows in a field blocking their way.
A coastguard rescue team, police and an ambulance were scrambled to rescue them after one of the girls called for help on her mobile phone.
A Hertfordshire County Council spokeswoman said: "The children were concerned because they realised they were going to have to walk through a field with cows in it.
"They called their parents and then the centre.
What possible reason could there be for calling the Coast Guard for a bovine rescue?