Video Shows Daring Rescue of Horses That Fell Through Ice

Seven of the 10 animals survived
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 18, 2017 2:29 PM CDT

Dozens of firefighters and rescue crew risked their own safety to save 10 horses that fell through the ice Sunday in Canada—and it was all caught on video, CBC reports. After the horses fell through the thinning ice in northern Alberta, rescuers had to use chainsaws to cut a path back to the shore before using boards and slings to get the horses to dry land. Rescuers were at risk not only from the cold temperatures and thin ice, but from the frantic animals, which were "wild broncing" horses used in rodeos and not domesticated, according to CTV News. All 10 horses were removed from the water after two hours, though three later died. "To rescue seven was a great feat, especially when having such a large number in the water," a local fire chief tells CBC. (Read more horses stories.)

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