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Elderly couple on a hike are evacuated by helicopter to escape an attack from a 'hostile cow'

An elderly couple who were out hiking in northern California ended up having to be rescued by a helicopter after becoming injured while trying to run away from an angry cow that was chasing them. 

The couple, who have not yet been named, ended up being saved by a California Highway Police helicopter on Sunday at the Lynch Canyon Regional Park in Solano County, northeast of San Francisco. 

The pair had apparently run into the cow and her calf who charged at the the couple after determining them to be a threat. 

An elderly couple were injured on Sunday when they were chased by a cow at the Lynch Canyon Regional Park in Solano County, northeast of San Francisco

An elderly couple were injured on Sunday when they were chased by a cow at the Lynch Canyon Regional Park in Solano County, northeast of San Francisco

The cow gave chase causing the couple to trip over and fall, injuring themselves.  

CHP Golden Gate Division Air Operations explained that the helicopter landed just feet away from where the bothered bovine had been.

It was only when the aircraft landed and sounded a siren that the menacing cow moved on after being scared off by the sound.  

The pair were hoisted up into the chopper before being flown to a waiting ambulance. They were taken to a hospital and treated for injuries. 

The CHP Golden Gate Division sent a helicopter, pictured, and found the man and woman on a trail with the cow and calf standing just feet away

The CHP Golden Gate Division sent a helicopter, pictured, and found the man and woman on a trail with the cow and calf standing just feet away

There were two other accidents in which people were injured on Sunday including one where two 18-year-old girls were hurt after jumping off a rock into Lake Berryessa. 

One of the victims was knocked unconscious during the jump.

A female hiker was also hurt after falling on the Blue Ridge Trail in Solano County. 

After being recused by helicopter she was taken to hospital in in critical condition. 

The incident was described by the California Highway Patrol's social media account

The incident was described by the California Highway Patrol’s social media account

There were two other accidents in which people were injured on Sunday including one where two 18-year-old girls were hurt after jumping off a rock into Lake Berryessa

There were two other accidents in which people were injured on Sunday including one where two 18-year-old girls were hurt after jumping off a rock into Lake Berryessa

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