- Associated Press - Monday, January 25, 2016

WILDWOOD, Mo. (AP) - A horse has been saved after falling through the ice of a pond in a St. Louis suburb.

The colt named Kid escaped the pond around 7 p.m. Saturday with the help of firefighters and nonprofit rescue group MERS Large Animal Rescue.

Kid had broken through the fencing of his Wildwood property before he entered the freezing water. Rescuers estimate was in the pond about 30 minutes before his owner found him.

About 15 firefighters used straps, ropes and canvas tarp to free the colt.

Metro West Fire Protection District firefighter Matt Coppin says Kid was able to walk feet from the pond but then collapsed in exhaustion.

MERS gave him warm fluid and a heat blanket. Kid was in stable condition two hours later.

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