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Thursday, February 13, 2014

PGFD Tech Rescue Assist with Rescue of Horse Trapped by Snow

Media Contact: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930
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Prince George's County Firefighter/Medics are currently assisting in the rescue of a horse.  Around 10:00 am firefighters from the Departments Technical Rescue Station, St. Josephs #806, were requested  to assist with the rescue of a horse that had been trapped in a barn by heavy snow.  St. Joes Tech Rescue Station is less then 1/2 mile from the scene of the rescue.  The incident is occurring in the 9900 block of Old Ardwick-Ardmore Road in Springdale.

A horse had become sick and/or injured and required emergency veterinary services.  The horse had become so exhausted from trying to free itself from the deep snow it collapsed.  There is a vet on the scene treating the horse.

Firefighters assisted in accessing the horse and set up a rigging system to lift the horse up.  Apparently it is not good for a sick horse to be laying down for an extended period of time.

These images are just in from scene with the rescue still in progress.  Images by Paramedic Captain Roland Berg.

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