Wentzville firefighters pull horse from frozen pond - KMOV.com

Wentzville firefighters pull horse from frozen pond

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By Afton Spriggs By Afton Spriggs
(KMOV) -- The dangerously cold weather that has gripped the St. Louis area for several days can be deadly for humans and animals.
 
In Wentzville, Firefighters were called to rescue a horse that fell through an icy pond.
 
The specially-outfitted fire crews entered the pond, broke the ice from around the horse and fitted the it with lifting slings.
 
A dozen firefighters were then able to pull the horse out, but severe hypothermia had already taken its toll. 
 
Veterinarians were forced to euthanize the horse.

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