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Mounties in northeastern B.C. come to rescue of calf trapped in ice

With the help of passing locals, an RCMP officer in northeastern B.C. managed to rescue a young calf that had fallen through the ice and become trapped. The Mounties in Hudson's Hope, west of Fort St. John, got the call about the trapped calf on a frigid morning, Oct. 20, 2020.
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October 23, 2020 - 4:37 PM

With the help of passing locals, an RCMP officer in northeastern B.C. managed to rescue a young calf that had fallen through the ice and become trapped.

The Mounties in Hudson's Hope, west of Fort St. John, got the call about the trapped calf on a frigid morning, Oct. 20, according to an RCMP media release. The calf had fallen through the ice and into a slough along Farrell Creek Road, northeast of Hudson’s Hope.

The calf, which could not move forward or backwards because was surrounded by ice, and was trying its utmost to stay afloat and was getting tired.

The officers, helped by locals who had stopped to help, broke the ice around the calf and then lassoed the animal bringing it safely out of the water.

"When we suit up and start our shifts each day, we really never have any idea what our day on the front line will entail," Hudson’s Hope RCMP Corp. Rob Gardner said in the release. "The front line officer, who responded to the scene, did a great job thinking quickly and outside the box to work with some locals to break the ice and free the small calf. We’d like to thank all those who stopped to assist with this rescue."

The calf appeared un-injured by the ordeal, was up and walking by the time the police officer was prepared to leave the scene.

The calf following the rescue near Hudson's Hope in northeastern B.C.
The calf following the rescue near Hudson's Hope in northeastern B.C.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED / RCMP

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