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Holy Cow: Rescue Workers Save Cow From Sinkhole

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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.   

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