YouTube Video Captures Wild Horse Rescue from Canada Creek

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By Sounak Mukhopadhyay | May 6, 2014 12:59 PM EST

A YouTube video captured a wild horse being dramatically rescued from a violent creek in Canada. One of the volunteers captured the video while the horse was being rescued and uploaded it on the video sharing Web site.

CBC News reported the dramatic rescue that took place over the weekend at Trout Creek in British Columbia. The Facebook page of the O.A.T.S. Horse Rescue, the team was involved in a rescue on Saturday, May 3 2014. It was one of the wild horses from the Summerland area. The female horse appeared to be around 6 months old. A woman named Leona Hopman Hrncirik was the first one to spot the horse while she was walking her dogs. She was quick to call for help and the horse could have been rescued from certain death.

The O.A.T.S. Horse Rescue team, the Summerland Fire Department and local RCMP worked tirelessly together to save the wild filly off the seemingly violent creek. The YouTube video which is eight-minute long was uploaded by Theresa Nolet. The video captures dedicated workers getting engaged in an arduous rescue. The workers were extremely kind to the animal that looked helpless and weak at the same time.

The main obstacle the rescuers have to face is that the horse was not a domesticated one. It was a true wild horse which did not allow to have a noose around its neck. It might never have been handled by humans. The reason why it did not fight back while workers tried pulling it to the shore. Nolet, the one who uploaded the video on YouTube, told CBC News that there would have been "game over" if the filly had gone to the middle of the creek. She said that the young horse was in the icy water for many an hour.

Things got even more difficult when the horse collapsed in the creek itself and could not get on her feet. A large sheet of plywood covered in a tarp was used to pull the animal to the dry land. The end of the video shows the filly spending time in a farm with other horses while she recovers from the shock and physical exhaustion.

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