HFD Conducts Animal Rescue From Big Island Shoreline
The Hawai´i Fire Department rescued a stray calf from the Pepe´ekeo shoreline Friday morning.
HFD was notified by the Hawai´i Police Department’s animal control division of a calf that had fallen off of a cliff and could not be retrieved. HFD’s rescue team consisted of one Fire Rescue Specialist with extensive ranching experience, who lassoed the calf and restrained it, according to the official report.
Rescue Co. 2 personnel then used a high-angle rope rescue system to hoist the 200-pound calf 60 feet up the cliff face to a ledge where they were then able to walk it to a safe location. The calf was then safely released into it’s pasture where it ran off unscathed, HFD said.