Crews rescue horse from frozen pond

9:57 PM, Mar 9, 2013   |    comments
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EVERGREEN - Rescue crews worked in cold, muddy water Saturday morning to keep a 1,000-pound horse from drowning in a small pond at Parmalee Gulch Road.

The pond was in the horse's corral and for some reason the animal decided to walk onto the ice, which broke under the horse's weight.

"I'm not sure why she thought it would be good idea today to wander over there," said Evergreen Fire Rescue spokeswoman Stacee Montague.

The horse's owner spotted her and called 911 and animal control. It's not known how long the horse was in the water.

Both Indian Hills Fire Rescue and Evergreen Fire Rescue responded and found the horse in the middle of the pond with only its head visible, Montague said.

Read more of Monte Whaley's story in the Denver Post.

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