03 Nov 2006

Dutch Horses Trapped by North Sea Rescued

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The attention of the Netherlands has been riveted for several days on the plight of a herd of about 100 horses trapped by the North Sea on an earthen mound in a wilderness area outside the town of Marrum. Storms flooded the area and trapped the horses for three days.

AP

Dutch firefighters waded into the waters and staked out an escape route. 19 horses died from drowning or exposure before today’s rescue, in which four female volunteers on horseback led the herd to safety.

BBC

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Lee LaFontaine

great rescue, but what is the status of the horses now. I’ve heard that things have not gone well since the rescue. What’s their status. thanks, Lee



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