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.