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Firefighters save horse who fell into icy pond

The horse only suffered from a few cuts, firefighters said.
Credit: West Metro Fire

DENVER — Firefighters were able to save a horse who fell through ice and into a pond on Friday afternoon.

West Metro Fire Rescue (WMFR) tweeted that a horse fell through a small but deep pond in a neighborhood west of C-470 on Belleview Avenue. The horse was unable to get out of the pond by itself, WMFR said.

Firefighters were able to quickly respond to the incident and slide a rope around the horse's neck to help it get out of the pond and onto the ice.

WMFR said when the horse was pulled out, it was cold and had a few cuts on its face. After a few minutes on the ice, the horse was able to rest and stand up. 

The horse was taken back to the barn. WMFR tweeted just after 8 p.m. that the horse had been checked out by a veterinarian and was doing well. 

Credit: West Metro Fire Rescue
Credit: West Metro Fire Rescue

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