Firefighters crane pull trapped cow from rising creek

first_imgWith the help of a crane, firefighters hoisted to safety a cow trapped in a rising creek northeast of the fairgrounds Thursday morning.Clark County Fire & Rescue Division Chief Tim Dawdy said firefighters got a call around 11 a.m. from a local rancher, Gary Allen Brooks, who said one of his cows was stuck in a creek on his property.“He had tried on his own to the get the cow out and couldn’t, so he called the fire district directly for help,” Dawdy said.Two engine companies and two fire supervisors responded to 20407 N.E. 10th Ave., near Shorty’s Nursery, with ropes and elbow grease, but they couldn’t wrest the cow from the creek, which was rising in the pouring rain.The district then called TLC Towing, which has been helpful in getting animals out of such tight spots in the past, Dawdy said.last_img read more