Cattle Rescued After Trapped by High Water

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(KPRC) A group of cowboys joined together Sunday to aid in the rescue of nearly 600 cattle that became trapped by rising waters in the Trinity River.

The cattle were trapped at the Liberty Bell Ranch after getting surrounded by high water.

Ranch owner, Pat Henscey, said he mounted his resources of cowboys, air boat owners and volunteers in efforts to save the cattle around 8 a.m.
During the cattle drive, the larger cattle were steered through the water to a nearby rail yard.

Ranchers and volunteers say they had a plan in place to save all of the cattle, but they were only able to rescue half of the pack.

About 200 cattle and their calves were loaded onto air boats and driven to safety and arrived around 4:30 p.m.

Henscey will lose about half million dollars from lost cattle. Cattle will stay at CMC rail yards off hwy 146 in Dayton until they can head home. No one was hurt in rescue.

The Liberty County Emergency Management says the levels in the Trinity River are dropping.

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