Luke Bryan Helps Rescue Horse From River
January 15, 2013 at 1:02 PM (PT)
CAPITOL NASHVILLE artist LUKE BRYAN helped to save the life of a 15 year old horse that was drowning in TENNESSEE’s HARPETH RIVER on THURSDAY (1/10).
While boating with a friend, BRYAN noticed a horse’s head poking above the currents. The pair alerted neighbors, called 911 and began rescue attempts.
The horse, named MISTY, had wandered too far through a back field and was walking along a rain-soaked riverbank when it collapsed. MISTY tumbled 15 feet into the water below.
A dozen people, including WILLIAMSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE emergency and rescue squad personnel, made various rescue attempts over the course of several hours. The horse was finally brought to shore using straps and a tractor.
"It was a blessing. If they (LUKE BRYAN and friend) hadn't been going down the river in the boat, I wouldn't have known that she'd fallen in," said the horse’s owner, JANET McCORMICK. "You can't thank anybody enough for taking an interest and being so helpful and genuine, and it's a blessing to have good neighbors,” she continued.
MISTY is sore, but is expected to make a full recovery. Read more about this story here.