Hastings firefighters rushed to save a drowning horse in Susquehanna Township Saturday afternoon. Despite the successful rescue, the horse still had to be put down.
Cambria County 911 officials say they got a call around 12:30 p.m. that a horse was stuck in a field along Number Nine Road.
When Hastings firefighters and Cambria County animal rescue crews arrived, they found the horse stuck in a stream.
The fire chief said a neighbor was holding the horse’s head above water to keep it from drowning.
Eventually, crews used ropes to pull the horse to safety. However, the owner had to put down the horse because he said it was 32-years-old and suffered from a medical condition.
Pictures of the rescue were posted on Facebook, thanking crews for their teamwork to save the horse, despite the sad outcome.