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Cow rescued from rural McMinnville pool

Photos courtesy McMinnville Fire Department<br>
<b>A cow was rescued Friday morning from an in-ground swimming pool at a residence west of McMinnville..</b>
Photos courtesy McMinnville Fire Department
A cow was rescued Friday morning from an in-ground swimming pool at a residence west of McMinnville..
The animal was uninjured
The animal was uninjured

Dec 27, 2013 | 3 Comments


News-Register Staff

A cow was rescued Friday morning from an in-ground swimming pool west of McMinnville.

McMinnville firefighters responded to the call at 13104 N.W. Willis Road.

"It appeared the cow got loose and walked through a gate and fell in the pool," Fire Chief Rich Leipfert said. "It remained in the shallow end but could not get out."

Firefighters and the owner, Jeffrey Dyck, used a ramp, ropes and straps to drag, lift and pull the cow from the pool, according to Leipfert.

"After about five minutes on the ground, it got up and walked to the barn," he said.

See Tuesday's print edition for additional details.

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Comments

09:59 am - Sun, December 29 2013
H/D said:
Do people really think it is the Fire Departments job to rescue animals?
It puts Peoples lives in danger.
I'm glad the Fire Department helped but it is not their job. I would rather have them at the station ready to respond on medical / fire calls than to save a cow.
10:05 am - Mon, December 30 2013
Lulu said:
The milk of human kindness runneth not through H/D's veins.
08:55 am - Mon, January 6 2014
H/D said:
Poor Lulu, you missed the point.
The human kindness was lost by the owners, they left two gates open for the cow to get into the pool. They then, should have called Neighbors and Friends to help with the rescue. It's not the Fire Departments job...

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