It was an unusual call, but the Morrin Fire Department rose to the challenge.  calf 2Photo courtesy Morrin Fire Department.
 
At around 10:30 a.m. on Monday the department was called about a calf that was stuck in the mud just upstream from the Morrin Bridge.
 
The Drumheller Fire Department lent Morrin a boat to travel upstream to the calf. After arriving on scene, the crew dug out the animal.
 
"It was stuck in the mud. She couldn't free herself; all we did was dig her out and did our best to help her. We were succesful in getting her free." said Morrin Fire Chief Darcy Davidson. 
 
The calf was returned to her owner in good health. 
 
"It was in really good shape surprisingly. It started eating right away, it was tired so we let it be. The owners are going to be monitoring it." continued Davidson.
 
Even though the call was not fire related, Morrin firefighters now have an experiance they never will forget. 
 
"It was an experiance for all of us -- some of us, I guess I should say,. There are ranchers and livestock owners on the department, so it wasn't new to them, but for some of us, it definitely was." chuckled Davidson. 

More Local News

Starland County adopts new addressing system

In an emergency, minutes can be the difference between life and death and Starland County has taken steps to connect first responders with people in need as quickly as possible.

Spray park gets new surface

Drumheller's Rotary Spray Park was closed last week for a needed upgrade.

Firefighters test out new truck

Drumheller firefighters got to play a little on the weekend.

Students cook up some scholarships

Two students at Drumheller Valley Secondary School have been recognized for their culinary skills.

Drumheller losing trees to age and gravity

Drumheller's age is starting to show this year, at least as far as some of its oldest trees are concerned.

Fire Bans lifted until further notice

The Special Areas Board has lifted its fire ban in the Hanna area..

New Delia School plans proceed

We're learning a little more about plans for a new school in Delia. On Wednesday, June 13 the school's Enhancement Committee had some special guests come down to inform them on some of their plans.

New playground welcomed at Greentree School (GALLERY)

The Greentree Accessible Playground Project came to a close on Saturday, June 16.

2018 Celebration of Excellence honours citizens (GALLERY)

Drumheller's best and brightest gathered at The Celebration of Excellence gala yesterday, June 15th.

Spaghetti eating contest raises thousands

Drumheller residents slurped and slopped down a full bowl of spaghetti on Thursday, June 14 at Boston Pizza, but it was for a good cause.

DrumhellerOnline.com is Drumheller's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide

Login