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Cow that fell into Italian lake gets a helicopter lift to safety

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Feb. 23 (UPI) -- A cow that fell into an Italian lake while grazing ended up on the other side of the water and was airlifted to safety by a helicopter.

Authorities said the cow fell into a ravine while searching for food and ended up in an inaccessible area on the opposite side of Lake Varano.

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Fire and rescue personnel from Foggia and Bari responded to the scene and outfitted the cow with a harness connected to a rescue helicopter.

The bovine was safely airlifted back to the other side of the lake.

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