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Fishermen save newborn horse from drowning in North Carolina

July 14, 2021 GMT

COROLLA, N.C. (AP) — Some fishermen came to the rescue of a newborn horse which was in danger of drowning in a canal on North Carolina’s Outer Banks.

The Corolla Wild Horse Fund says on its Facebook page that the foal, named Beatrice, was born on Saturday. According to the post, herd manager received a call around 6am that there was a foal struggling in the canal.

Owen Carson of Asheville also posted to Facebook that he and his two fishing buddies saw the foal struggling as its parents stood at the edge of the canal. He said the group circled back and he got out of the boat and waded over to the foal, guided her around a seawall abutment and to the nearest boat slip.

Carson said he carried the foal to shallow water and coaxed her back to her parents.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reports Beatrice is recorded as the seventh foal born this year on Corolla, where there’s a herd of about 100. One horse died last week due to an infection and another was recently removed from the wild after nearly choking to death on something he ate.