Fishermen save newborn horse from drowning at Outer Banks

COROLLA, N.C. — 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 said on its Facebook page that the foal, named Beatrice, was born on Saturday. According to the post, herd manager received a call around 6 a.m. that there was a foal struggling in the canal.

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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.

Welcome foal #7! This filly was born on Saturday, July 10. Her name is Beatrice. Beatrice has had an exciting first...

Posted by Corolla Wild Horse Fund on Wednesday, July 14, 2021

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.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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