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Horse Rescued After Falling into Frozen Spring

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A frightening story ends with a happy ending in Helena yesterday as a horse fell in a frozen body of water and was stuck for hours.

Just before 3 O' clock yesterday afternoon, Lewis and Clark County Sheriff's received a 911 call from a male reporting that a horse had fallen through a body of water that was frozen and could not get out. Animal Control, the Department of Livestock, and Sheriffs Deputies arrived to the scene to help and try to rescue the male horse.

"We used tow straps, we put the tow straps around the neck and one of the neighbors Mr. Harris put the tow strap around the chest and they pulled it out, go it out and the horse had some energy, struggled and went back in the water. So they went to work again pulled it out and by that time the Department of Livestock arrived with a horse trailer." says Lewis and Clark County Sheriff Leo Dutton.

The horse, named Roy, was pulled out safely and taken to the animal shelter where today he is doing fine and in the recovery process in a heated shelter. The body of water where Roy fell in is a spring that the horses on the property use to drink water, and due the freezing temperatures over the last week, the water froze, and now the body of water is being covered to prevent this incident in the future.

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