Horse passes af­ter get­ting stuck in Rosedale well

The Drumheller Mail - - AROUND TOWN - Kyle Smylie The Drumheller Mail

A horse has died af­ter get­ting stuck in a well in­side a Rosedale work­shop on Thurs­day, Septem­ber 6.

Drumheller and Rosedale Fire De­part­ments re­sponded to the call of an adult horse ver­ti­cally stuck in the in­door well around 5 p.m. The horse was stuck about six feet down with it’s head up­wards when crews ar­rived. Grant’s Oil­field Ser­vice was called to the scene with a picker truck, as well as a vet­eri­nar­ian from Val­ley Vet­eri­nary Clinic.

“We couldn’t save it but it was a valiant at­tempt,” says Drumheller fire chief Bruce Wade. “It was a very dif­fi­cult sit­u­a­tion to get any kind of hoist­ing equip­ment or straps around it.”

The horse passed away be­fore it could be res­cued and the body was ex­tracted shortly af­ter.

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