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Address: 10 Ninth Street Ridgely, MD 21660

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Service Call/Horse Rescue - 11101 Holly Road
Sun, Dec 30, 2012

At 10:49pm, RVFD was alerted for a service call at 11101 Holy Road.  Eng.401 (Gott), U-404, and A-492 checked up on the air responding.  Eng.401 arrived to find two horses that had broke through a fence and fell into a swimming pool.  Lt. Gott established "Holly Rd. Command".  Alan Knott's from Knott's Towing was already on location trying to perform the rescue.  Both horses were alive but were becoming hypothermic trying to stay afloat.   The pool itself was made of concrete, and had about 25,000 gallons of water.  Horse #1 was at the west end of the pool in shallow water and was assisted out of the pool with help of the crews on scene.  Horse #2 was positioned in the middle of the pool which was presumed to be more deeper.  Crews had begun to attempt to keep Horse #2 head above the water using a roper line stretched across the pool and placed under the horses neck.  Command requested Eng.405 to the scene to utilize the front intake to draft the water from the pool.

When the water was removed Alan Knotts (Knott;s Towing) utilized a tow truck boom and cable to extricate Horse #2 from the pool after RVFD crews made a make shift sling out of a SKED Stretcher.  Horse #2 was extricated from the pool with leg injuries.  Being that this incident was very unusual, crews on the scene did an excellent job along with the help of Alan Knott's.   

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