Straps, ropes and Sheets of plywood were the tools used to extricate a horse safely from the mud where it lay after it had fallen into a stream.

The horse, who was stranded behind Echo Lake was monitored by a veterinarian at the scene was rescued by members of the Southard Fire Department, Freewood Acres Fire Company No. 1, Squankum Fire Company #1 and the Howell Township OEM (Office of Emergency Management).

 “We thank all our mutual aid partners for their efforts in this successful rescue,”

Southard Fire Department

Southard Fire Department made sure to point out that they were thankful for all the efforts of their mutual aid partners in this successful rescue.

OCSN’s version of this story/article was based on an article by Alyssa Riccardi of Micromedia Publications/Jersey Shore Online