Holy Cow: Rescue Workers Save Cow From Sinkhole - WSPA.com

Holy Cow: Rescue Workers Save Cow From Sinkhole

Posted: Updated:
Rescue workers remove a cow that was trapped for several hours Friday Rescue workers remove a cow that was trapped for several hours Friday
Rescue workers work to free a cow that was trapped in a sinkhole. Rescue workers work to free a cow that was trapped in a sinkhole.

It took rescue workers nearly two hours Friday night to rescue a cow that was stuck in the mud for most of the day.

Anderson County Fire Chief Billy Gibson said that the department's Technical Rescue Unit was dispatched just before 7 p.m. to West Ridgeway Road in Honea Path to assist other agencies with the rescue. According to Gibson, recent rainfall caused a sinkhole to open up along a fence line where the cow stays. The cow fell in the hole and is believed to have been stuck for several hours before being discovered.

Rescue workers utilized a tractor, straps and tarp to help lift the cow out of the hole around 8:30 p.m. and place it onto a paved road. Gibson said that the cow was suffering from exhaustion, but it was being treated by a veterinarian from Clemson University.   

  • Top StoriesTop StoriesMore>>

  • Greenville Worker, Mower Fall Into Reedy River

    Greenville Worker, Mower Fall Into Reedy River

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 2:32 PM EDT2014-07-29 18:32:22 GMT
    According to our crew at the scene, the worker was mowing grass off Woodland Way near the horse stables and Cleveland Park when the mower slipped down a steep embankment into the Reedy River.
    According to our crew at the scene, the worker was mowing grass off Woodland Way near the horse stables and Cleveland Park when the mower slipped down a steep embankment into the Reedy River.
  • Union Police Searching For Missing Man

    Union Police Searching For Missing Man

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 1:17 PM EDT2014-07-29 17:17:46 GMT
    Albert Dunn, Jr., 62, is described as a black male standing around 6 feet tall, weighing approximately 170 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.
    Albert Dunn, Jr., 62, is described as a black male standing around 6 feet tall, weighing approximately 170 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.
  • Police: Grass Stolen From Woman's Yard

    Police: Grass Stolen From Woman's Yard

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:43 PM EDT2014-07-29 16:43:26 GMT
    When asked if she knew who had stolen the sod, the woman stated it was "someone with small feet" due to the footprints in the dirt.When asked if she knew who had stolen the sod, the woman stated it was "someone with small feet" due to the footprints in the dirt.
    The City of Spartanburg Police Department released a report stating a woman had grass stolen from her front yard.
    The City of Spartanburg Police Department released a report stating a woman had grass stolen from her front yard.
Powered by WorldNow

250 International Dr.
Spartanburg, S.C. 29303

Telephone: 864.576.7777
Fax: 864.587.5430
Email: webmaster@wspa.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.