Calif. Firefighters Rescue Cow From 12-Foot Well

CASTRO VALLEY, Calif. -- Authorities in Alameda County said firefighters have rescued a cow that was stuck in a well in Castro Valley Thursday. The Alameda County Fire Department was notified at 8:47 a.m. that a cow had fallen into a 12-foot well...


CASTRO VALLEY, Calif. --

Authorities in Alameda County said firefighters have rescued a cow that was stuck in a well in Castro Valley Thursday.

The Alameda County Fire Department was notified at 8:47 a.m. that a cow had fallen into a 12-foot well at 6421 Sunnyslope Ave., off of East Castro Valley Boulevard near Interstate Highway 580, spokeswoman Aisha Knowles said.

Knowles said crews drained the well and a crane from the county Public Works Department lifted the cow to safety.

It is unclear how the cow fell into the well, which was located on private residential property.

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