VIDEO: Delta emergency crews save horse from drowning

It was all hands on deck Monday morning as emergency crews raced to save a horse who had become stuck in a slough.

Delta Police Const. Kelly Seib and Const. Cathy Bauman help Timmy’s owner free him after the horse got stuck in a slough during foul weather on Oct. 18.

It was all hands on deck Monday morning as emergency crews raced to save a horse who had become stuck in a slough.

The incident took place before noon in the 10600-block of 59th Ave. Delta Police and Delta Fire were called in to assist as water levels in the slough continued to rise. Two DPD officers, Const. Kelly Seib and Const. Cathy Bauman, got into the water with the horse, whose name is Timmy, to help keep him calm and aid in his rescue.

As the rain continued to fall on Metro Vancouver for the fourth day in a row, crews used an excavator to build earthen dams on either side of Timmy while pumps were rushed in to try and prevent him from drowning.

With the horse’s veterinarian monitored his vitals, workers from the Southlands Equestrian Centre in South Vancouver raced to the scene with a specialized sling. Using the sling and a tow truck from Roadway Towing, crews were eventually able to pull Timmy from the frigid water.

As the veterinarian tended to Timmy, paramedics looked over Seib and Bauman, and in the end all three walked away cold, wet, but otherwise unharmed.

Watch footage of the rescue below (video credit: Shane MacKichan)

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