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Video escape of hundred+ horses saved from drowning in Netherlands

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posted on Nov, 3 2006 @ 12:58 PM
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"The rescue action for the stranded horses at the Friese Marrum has been wound up successfully. Clear hundred horses around 14.00 to rampart has been brought.
Riders of a local association with their horses water has will in the stranded lure horses. In a long file they ran by water to the dike. The most of animals could run simply by water, some smaller horses had swim.
All animals have cross survived."
 



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MARRUM, Netherlands (AP) -- Rescuers on horseback lured a stranded herd of about 100 horses off a mud-soaked knoll where they had been stranded for three days and led them through receding floodwaters to safe ground Friday.

Before they could be saved, 19 horses drowned or died of exposure from the days and nights on the earthen mound that was turned into an island during a storm Tuesday night.

The plight of the horses has riveted the country, which followed rescue attempts on television and in newspapers after the storm surge pushed sea water into the wilderness area outside the dikes of Marrum, a town 90 miles northeast of Amsterdam.

Four women on horseback guided the animals back, and the entire herd - except one horse - followed without hesitation.


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Look at the whole 18 minutes video how they rescue the horses.
www.nos.nl...

It gave me tears to my eyes knowing that they stood there for 4 long days and the water was much higher. 18 didn't survive during the 4 days.



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[edit on 3/11/2006 by rai76]

[edit on 3-11-2006 by kinglizard]




posted on Nov, 3 2006 @ 03:34 PM
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Too bad the Netherlanders don't feel the same way about Whales and Seals and such. Otherwise, good show, now if more people would take care of the planet like that.



posted on Nov, 3 2006 @ 05:45 PM
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It gave me tears to my eyes knowing that they stood there for 4 long days and the water was much higher. 18 didn't survive during the 4 days.



Tell me about it, i watched it on the news earlyer and it brought tears to my eyes as-well,

I hope the owner gets in trouble as these lovely animals where put in danger when he knew that this place was prone to flooding,

I just hope these horses get to live the rest of there life's happy after this event,





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