Man Saves Horses From A Flood – Hero


A concerned horse owner used a surfboard to rescue his horses from fast-rising floodwaters near Dungog, New South Wales.  Simon Crerar from BuzzFeed takes up the story with pictures from Daniel Munoz.

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Steve Spowart donned a wetsuit to paddle out into floodwaters.
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Some of the Arabian horses were trapped behind barbed wire.
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And they were pretty freaked out.
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Concerned about the horses drowning, residents worked hard to free them.
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According to photographer Daniel Munoz, who shot these dramatic images, Spowart eventually led the horses to safety after cutting a gap through fencing.

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“He told me that horses instinctively follow each other,” Munoz told BuzzFeed News, “and if he could get hold of one then the others would follow.”
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Steve Spowart: surfer, Horse Rescuer and deadset legend.
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