Dramatic rescue: Wild horse pulled from B.C. creek
Published Monday, May 5, 2014 9:11AM PDT
Last Updated Monday, May 5, 2014 8:00PM PDT
Dramatic video has surfaced online of a wild horse being rescued from a dangerously fast-moving creek in the Okanagan.
The video was posted by Theresa Nolet on May 4 and shows volunteers and firefighters attempting to pull the young filly from Summerland’s Trout Creek.
Large boulders along the creek’s bank prevented the horse from being able to simply walk out of the water, so crews had to use a lasso to pull the exhausted animal out.
They then laid down a large sheet of plywood to slide the horse out of the creek and on to stable land.
The creature appears to be collapsed on her side as firefighters cover her with towels to dry her off and warm her up before getting her back on her feet.
The horse was said to be in shock and hypothermic as she is slowly guided away from the creek.
The animal, dubbed “River” by rescuers, is now reportedly recovering in a foster home in Summerland.
O.A.T.S Horse Rescue is accepting donations for the horse’s care via Paypal at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The organization said it rescues feral and wild horses in the Okanagan.