When a moose crashed through the ice at Priest Lake on New Year’s Day, Good Samaritans from the town of Coolin, Idaho, banded together to save it.
About 30 volunteers took part in the rescue, which included snowshoes, lots of rope, and even some massage therapy for the hypothermic female moose.
Local residents first spotted the struggling animal shortly after daybreak. It was treading water about 100 yards from the shore in Coolin Bay. Eight hours later, the moose had been hoisted out of the lake, warmed up, and fed some oats. The animal, which appeared docile to rescuers, eventually regained enough strength to amble off into the nearby pine forest.Moose rescue from icy WA lake caught on camera | KTVB.COM | Regional News | Boise, Idaho News, Weather, Sports & Traffic