A California Highway Police helicopter rescued an elderly couple who were injured Sunday while trying to flee from an angry cow. The pair encountered the bovine and her calf while hiking in Lynch Canyon Regional Park (in Solano County). Apparently perceiving them to be a threat, the cow began chasing them, causing them to fall and hurt themselves. When the ‘copter arrived on the scene, it found the couple on a trail with the menacing livestock only feet away. The chopper hovered down and shooed the cow and calf by sounding the helicopter’s siren. A paramedic determined that the couple required helicopter transport. The man and woman were hoisted one by one about 75 feet into the chopper and then flown to a waiting ambulance crew at the trail head. They were then taken to a hospital and treated for injuries.
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