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· TX: Local rancher saves calf stranded on ice
… He slowly walked across the ice to save the little fella and slide it back...
· AR: Farmer who ‘loved his cattle’ dies trying to save calf in icy pond, Arkansas cops say
… Roberts’ body and the dead calf were discovered...
Local rancher saves calf stranded on ice
By Rissa Shaw, KWTX (TX)
Feb. 16, 2021
Aquilla, Texas (KWTX) - A cattle rancher in Hill County saved a calf stuck on a bed of ice after a stock tank froze over due to an unprecedented winter storm.
The rancher, David Ballew, was checking on his herd Tuesday morning when he found the calf laying down in the middle of the iced-over tank.
He slowly walked across the ice to save the little fella and slide it back...
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Farmer who ‘loved his cattle’ dies trying to save calf in icy pond, Arkansas cops say
By Chacour Koop, The Kansas City Star
February 17, 2021
A farmer who “loved his cattle” died trying to save a calf trapped in an icy pond, Arkansas officials say.
Jessie Roberts, 69, fell into a frozen pond on his property in Magazine after attempting to rescue the calf from the frozen water, according to the Logan County Sheriff’s Office.
A friend went searching for Roberts at his home Wednesday, officials say. The friend couldn’t find Roberts at the house, but he spotted his truck parked by the pond. After friends and family failed to locate Roberts, they asked the sheriff’s office for help.
During the search, which included an “overwhelming response” from concerned Magazine residents, Roberts’ body and the dead calf were discovered...