Firefighters pull cow uninjured from frozen creek
January 18, 2016
Greeley Fire Department firefighters rescued a cow Jan. 13 that had fallen through an iced-over creek.
Firefighters were called about 12:35 p.m. to a property at 3791 E. 18th St. in Greeley, Colo. When they arrived, firefighters found a cow that had fallen through the ice into a roughly 8-foot deep section of a creek, adjacent to the South Platte River. The cow had been in the water for at least 45 minutes prior to the call, according to a news release from the fire department.
Firefighters secured a utility rope around the torso of the cow, and they pulled it to safety with the help of a loader from a Weld County public works crew that had been working in the area.
A veterinarian was called to the scene but was not needed as the cold, wet cow took off to the pasture with only minor lacerations.
All told, eight firefighters responded to the incident, which lasted about an hour.