Over 50 cows were swept away during a flash flood in Minnesota and a shocking video of the incident shows the massive herd moving downstream at fast speeds.
Early Friday morning, Bob Eustice, a farmer who lives near the Zumbro River in Minnesota, said his cattle were swept away by an overflowing creek, Fox 9 News reported. According to officials, heavy rains that hit the area overnight most likely caused water levels to increase in the pastures where the cows were eating, Fox News noted.
Donny Ehlenfeldt, a resident from Byron, Minnesota, captured a video of the animals struggling to move through a turbulent current on Friday morning. The video, which was shared on Facebook, has received more than 130,000 views and 1,000 shares so far.
“These are cows floating down the river,” Ehlenfeldt said in the video. “Poor cattle.”
The owner of the 57 cows swept away in flooding this morning says some have been located. Im told the group of cows in the first picture helped rescue that little calf, before making their way back to land. #FloodingInMN pic.twitter.com/doZYYjakFg
— Alexandra Lehnert (@AlexLehnertFox9) June 28, 2019
Mike Bromberg, Olmsted County director of emergency management capt., told Fox 9 News that some of the cows were spotted on a riverbank one or two miles away from the original flooding area. According to Eustice, 27 of his cattle are still missing following the incident.
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