Villagers and firefighters have rescued a female elephant stuck in a swamp in southeast India.

The elephant got separated from its herd and was stuck in a deep swamp filled with muddy water.

Villagers informed forest officials, police, and fire officials, who were able to provide tools to help rescue the elephant.

According to the station officer at Uttara Fire Station, Bahadur Kumar Senapati, it took them two to three hours to free the elephant.