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Loveland firefighters pull horse from frozen pond with crane

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Posted at 3:25 PM, Dec 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-05 17:25:43-05

LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) — Firefighters have rescued a horse that was trapped in a frozen pond overnight Saturday.

The Denver Post reports that rescuers used a crane to pull Buddy the horse out of the pond in Loveland after his owner called for help.

Buddy's owner found him standing in the pond in water up to his hips around 7:45 a.m. but no one knows how long he'd been in the water, which had an inch-thick layer of ice on top.

Buddy was so cold he didn't have the energy to walk out by himself after firefighters freed his hooves from the mud.