Emergency crews rescue cow from water

Emergency crews work to rescue a cow from the water. (Photo: WSOCTV.com)

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Emergency crews work to rescue a cow from the water. (Photo: WSOCTV.com)

Emergency crews rescued a cow stranded in water off Blackwelder Road south of Concord in Cabarrus County Monday afternoon.

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Pictures from Chopper 9 showed rescuers using a rubber boat to get out on the marsh to get to the cow. They then put a line around her to pull her out.

They then used a chainsaw and sledgehammer to break up the ice around her.

The rescue began just after 3 p.m. Just before 5, crews were able to clear a path and used an electric winch to pull the cow out of the water.

After a few minutes lying on her side, she was able to get up and walk around.

The cow, named Julie, appeared to be OK, but a vet was checking her out to be sure.

Her owner was thrilled she was rescued.

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