Residents rescue horse that fell through ice on Wisconsin lake
Written by Angie Sharma on December 23, 2022
A group of more than a dozen local residents came to the rescue of a horse that fell through the ice covering a Wisconsin lake.
D.J. Ryan said he first received word Saturday that a horse was on the loose in the Grantsburg area after a fallen tree damaged a fence on its owner’s property.
Ryan said he spent some time trying to locate the horse, but was unable to find the animal until Sunday, when he heard that a horse had fallen through the ice at Big Wood Lake.
“We were able to see him bobbing and struggling,” Ryan told WCCO-TV. “It was just calling a bunch of mutual friends and horse people around the area and I knew someone was going to know someone who had a warm safe place we could house if it was successful.”
More than a dozen people combined their efforts to get the horse out of the frigid water. The team put a flotation device under the horse’s belly and rigged a rope and pulley system to get the horse back up onto the ice.
Source : UPI News