Police departments get calls for all kinds of situations, but every now and then, they see something so out of the ordinary that they have to share it with the world.
For the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office in Utah, that moment came when a calf fell into a canyon and couldn’t find its way back out. Luckily, the creative search and rescue team found a perfect solution!
According to their Facebook page, the poor baby cow somehow slipped off the edge of the canyon and found itself trapped in the stream below. Amazingly, the resilient little one was still standing on its own, but it was understandably a bit stunned by everything that had happened.
Even though the circumstances were unusual, the brave rescuers didn’t hesitate to rise to the challenge! First, they joined forces with their “rope” team and rigged up a system so two of them could reach the calf.
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Once they made it safely to the bottom, they all knew just what to do! The rescuers above drove a crane over and lowered it down beside the calf. Meanwhile, the men below secured the baby in a harness before securing it to the crane.
As soon as they were ready, the machine lifted the baby all the way back up! Hopefully, the calf didn’t have a fear of heights!
With the little one ready to reunite with its mother, all that was left was for the two rescuers to climb their way back out.
After the incredible rescue, the calf was shaken up but in good condition overall!
Even better, the department wrote, “The calf is healthy and getting together with its mom. Garfield County Search and Rescue Team is amazing and will always go and help people or animals when they are called.”
We’ve seen plenty of animal rescues but never one like this. As far as we’re concerned, scaling down a cliff to save one calf definitely puts this brave team in the hero category!
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