Firefighters, tow truck rescue horse from ice


A volunteer fire company in Schuylkill County responded to a once-in-a-lifetime call this week.

A horse fell on ice in a field near Tamaqua and couldn’t get up on its own.

Members of the Hometown Volunteer Fire Company told WNEP-TV they put heavy rubber mats under the horse to give its hooves some traction. 

When that didn’t work, they called a tow truck.

After more than two hours, and with help from around a dozen people, the horse got up on its feet and headed back into the stable.

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