Horse rescued from an ice-covered pond in Lurgan Township

2013-02-12T22:00:00Z 2013-02-13T12:31:15Z Horse rescued from an ice-covered pond in Lurgan TownshipThe Associated Press The Associated Press
February 12, 2013 10:00 pm  • 

NEWBURG — A 2,000 pound horse had to be rescued from a frozen pond in central Pennsylvania.

Officials say it happened Sunday afternoon on an ice-covered pond in Lurgan Township after a farmer called for help. Firefighters say it took about an hour as rescuers worked to lasso the large horse, which had fallen through the ice.

Newburg-Hopewell Volunteer Fire Company Chief Ed Hoover says about a dozen people pulled on the rope and the horse eventually stood up once he was off the ice.

Hoover says the animal apparently wandered onto the pond in a field where he was kept, but fell through 4-inch ice. The animal was sitting on the bottom of the pond with his head sticking out when firefighters arrived.

The animal was being examined by a veterinarian.

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