In this Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, issued by the Oklahoma City Fire department, the fire department, lifting a cow out of a swimming pool outside a home in Oklahoma City.
(Mike Seeley/Oklahoma City Fire department via AP)
OKLAHOMA CITY – Think it’s difficult for firefighters to rescue a cat in a tree? Try a cow in a swimming pool.
Firefighters in Oklahoma City were called Sunday morning after a homeowner reported hearing a kind of “sniffing” from his pool. The emergency services arrived and discovered a hole in the swimming pool of the liner and a cow caught in the water.
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Oklahoma City Fire department Battalion Chief Benny Fulkerson says firefighters their pumps to remove approximately 5 feet of the pool water, so that the cow would not experience hypothermia. Crew then brought in a crane to hoist the nearly 1,500-pound animal out of the pool and safety.
Fulkerson, says the cow was found unharmed after the ordeal.