Following the earlier rescue of two coyote hounds at the Corydon Lake Park along with a second call that went out to the Allerton Fire Department for a dog and his owner that dove in to rescue him, a third call came in this past week for an ice rescue needed on a farm with four cows that fell through the ice.
“I’ve got 19 years in fire service and there’s been three in one year, just a matter of weeks and none any other year,” said Corydon Fire Department Chief Bryan Wallace. “I had never done an ice rescue before.”
A tractor, chains and ropes were needed as the men worked on their attempt to rescue the cows that had fallen through into the icy waters. Unfortunately three cows did not survive at the time of the rescue.
“We need ice rescue gear,” said Wallace. “Having wet suits is the biggest thing. If we have to go into the water, the wet suits would help protect us and allow more time in making a rescue.”
“There is a need for the proper equipment, we just have to come up with the funds somehow to get it,” Wallace added.