North Texas man drowns in pond after trying to save calf

CLEBURNE, Texas (AP) — Police say a North Texas man drowned while trying to rescue a calf that had fallen into a pond.

Cleburne Fire Chief Keith Scarbrough told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that 29-year-old Coyote Renner was working ranch land in Cleburne Wednesday when he saw a calf fall into a stock tank. Scarbrough said the tank is a small pond used for watering livestock that tends to be muddier than a typical lake.

Scarbrough said the muddy water could have been a factor in the drowning of Renner, who went by the nickname Cody.

The fire chief said Renner was still wearing jeans and boots when his body was removed from an area of the pond that was about seven feet deep. He said Renner’s clothing could have contributed to fatigue.

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Scarbrough said the calf survived.