Firefighters rescue cow from ice, frigid waters in North Carolina

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Cow rescue in North Carolina. Matt O'Donnell reports during Action News Mornings on January 9, 2018. (WPVI)

Firefighters in North Carolina rescued a cow that was trapped in 10 inches of ice and frigid water.

They hacked into the ice with a chainsaw, shattered it with a hammer and positioned a stretcher under the 1,100-pound animal, named Julie.

It took an hour and a half to finally free the cow.

"Any time a life's involved, whether it be an animal or a person, we do everything we do to make the best of it," Deputy Chief Dustin Sneed said.

The cow appeared to be OK. A vet checked her out to be sure.

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