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An unusual rescue Saturday



Members of the Whitley City Fire Department and Kentucky State Police Trooper Shaler Jones worked together on an unusual rescue Saturday afternoon on Acorn Lane.

Reports of a cow stuck in mud adjacent to a pond set in motion a heavy-animal rescue.

Rigging a complex rope/pulley system, giving the firefighters a mechanical advantage, and using a pole spreader to create a makeshift harness to extricate the animal from the quagmire.

WCFD Chief Tony Miller stated the adventure was good practice for his crew in rope work typically used for high-angle rescues.

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