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A Clemmons woman and her husband were about to eat dinner in their home off Peace Haven Road when they saw something across the pond flapping. Lauren and Greg Widener went to investigate.

It was a hawk. The hawk appeared to have flown into a fishing line and gotten tangled.

Lauren was brave enough to get neck-deep in the pond to try and cut the hawk loose.

"When they got the hawk out Greg untangled the line and he checked the wings (yes the hawk let him)," said Terry Ashburn, whose daughter Lauren rescued the hawk. "They say the hawk looked exhausted, wet and tired.  So they left it.  They went back an hour later and the hawk was gone. "

Watch the rescue in the video player above, and the longer version below. Video courtesy Greg and Lauren Widener.