Wild Horse Rescue Includes Okanagan Volunteers, Firefighters
Volunteers, firefighters and RCMP worked tirelessly to rescue a wild horse who was stuck in a fast-moving creek in B.C.'s Okanagan.
A woman out for a walk on Saturday morning spotted the filly lying in Summerland's Trout Creek, with her head bobbing up and down in the raging water, reported Castanet.net. She called the O.A.T.S. Horse Rescue, which posted photos and details of what unfolded on its Facebook page.
Theresa Nolet uploaded video of the rescue on YouTube.
At one point, rescuers were able to put a noose around the six-month-old animal's head, but the scared horse got free. Nolet told CBC News that the horse had been in the icy water for several hours.
Firefighters, secured with ropes around their waists, were eventually able to lasso the filly. They then slid the exhausted horse onto a sheet of plywood and pulled that onto land.
The shivering animal, who was in shock and hypothermic, laid on her side as firefighters used towels to dry her off, reported CTV News.
Named "River," the horse is recovering from superficial injuries in foster care, according to O.A.T.S.' Facebook page.