'Patrick' the bull rescued after Wilsonville tumble

'Patrick' the bull rescued after Wilsonville tumble

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by Associated Press

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Posted on May 15, 2014 at 8:06 AM

Updated Thursday, May 15 at 9:41 AM

WILSONVILLE, Ore. -- Patrick the bull was grazing at a Wilsonville property Wednesday when he wandered too close to a steep slope and tumbled down about 20 feet to the bank of the Willamette River.

The owners called Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue to help retrieve the 600-pound bull.

TVF&R's technical and water rescue teams were called in due to the precarious terrain, said spokeswoman Cassandra Ulven.

One firefighter swam to the bull while others cleared a path through the blackberries and other brush and attached a line.

With some coaxing from his owner and pulling from the firefighters, Patrick climbed back up the hill.

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