2 cows rescued from underground manure pit in Waunakee, fire officials say
TOWN OF SPRINGFIELD, Wis. — Crews worked to rescue cows from a manure pit in Waunakee, fire officials said Tuesday.
The Waunakee Fire Department said two cows became stranded in an underground pit in the 7000 block of Hyer Road shortly before 7 p.m.
Fire crew workers wore a breathing apparatus and had to go into the pit, which was several feet deep, to rig up the cows to be lifted using a loader.
Some of the crew who were covered in manure had to be hosed off at the site.
“This makes cleaning up after a structure fire seems like child’s play,” the fire department said.
The cows were successfully rescued and appeared uninjured after they were rescued, Capt. Brian Adler told News 3.
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