Horse who fell 50 feet down a creek saved by LEOs, firefighters
According to the department, the horse was “very thankful” to its rescuers and was returned to its owners, who say she is doing well
By Amanda Spence
NEOLA, Iowa — A horse owes its life to two Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s deputies who helped save it after falling 50 feet down a creek.
According to KETV, the situation occurred when a horse got stuck in mud and water for hours after the fall.
Two deputies, who were accompanied by Neola Fire and Rescue as well as a towing company, rescued the horse from the muddy waters. The rescue took around two hours to complete, with rescuers using a towing truck to pull the horse out of the creek.
This isn’t the first time deputies have received such a call for assistance either.
“We've had a couple of these calls in the past year or so. It doesn't get easier by any means, but the biggest thing is you just have to worry about the safety of the personnel and the safety of the animal,” Bud Johansen, Neola’s volunteer assistant fire chief, explained.
According to the department, the horse was “very thankful” to its rescuers and was returned to its owners, who say she is doing well.