Saturday, July 14, 2007

Harry Potter and the Order of the Shorthorn It Ain't

h/t to Jed

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?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Maybe they figured that the Coast Guard would have buoy knifes to cut a way through the cows?