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Moooooo: Oregon Firefighters Rescue Cow from In-Ground Swimming Pool [Photos]

Photo via McMinnville Fire Dept., Oregon
Photo via McMinnville Fire Dept., Oregon

Oregon rescuers faced an unusual situation on Friday, when the McMinnville Fire Department received a call asking for help in getting a cow out of a pool. The caller indicated that the cow had fallen into an in-ground swimming pool filled with water. The updated story …

(UPI) – Ten firefighters, a man and two teenagers, lifted a 700-pound cow out an in-ground pool in McMinnville, Ore., fire officials said.

Homeowner Jeff Dyck called the fire department when his cow fell into his pool on Friday, the (Portland) Oregonian reported. Dyck coaxed the cow to the pool’s shallow end and placed a wooden ramp into the pool before the firefighters arrived.

The firefighters then put straps around the animal’s body, and Dyck lured him up the ramp with a bucket of oats.

But when the cow slipped and fell on its side, the firefighters, Dyck and two teenagers had to turn the cow upright and lift it out of the pool.

Fire Chief Rich Leipfert said the cow was safe in the barn four minutes later.

Dyck told the Oregonian that he did not know how the cow got into the pool.

Photo via McMinnville Fire Dept., Oregon
Photo via McMinnville Fire Dept., Oregon
Photo via McMinnville Fire Dept., Oregon
Photo via McMinnville Fire Dept., Oregon

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