Cows on ice sounds more like a disaster than a new Disney show. Click here & here for videos showing the lighter side of this concept. The serious side played out yesterday in Rocheport, Missouri, west of Columbia. The Boone County County Fire Protection District responded when six cows went through the ice of a pond the animals normally use for drinking water. Three of them drowned and firefighters pulled three others to safety. One of the three rescued didn't survive.
Captain Gale Blomenkamp said at 3:40 p.m. his department got a call about cows that were stuck in a pond at 8251 Wehymeyer Road, which came from the owner.
"When we arrived on the scene, we found six cows that were in the water – three of which we were able to get out – the three that remain in the water, they did die prior to us getting them out. After we got the three out, one has passed away. We do have the university vet pet clinic here and they are currently working with us to warm up the two remaining cows that are still alive," Blomenkamp said.
Firefighters worked with the University of Missouri Vet Clinic to warm the other two cows to prevent them from dying of hypothermia.