Deputies help rescue 10 horses, dog from rising water in Florida town

Arbuckle Creek rises to historic levels, traps animals in Sebring stable

By Peter Burke - Managing Editor

SEBRING, Fla. - Deputies in a Florida town helped to rescue 10 horses and a dog that were trapped in a barn surrounded by high water.

Highlands County Sheriff's Office deputies and the county's Animal Control Department teamed up Wednesday afternoon to rescue the animals from Lakeside Stables in Sebring.

Deputies said Arbuckle Creek has risen to historic levels and trapped the horses in the barn on a small hill above the water.

The horses were led out by hand through the chest-deep water and loaded onto a trailer to be taken to a temporary home until the water recedes.

Hurricane Irma impacted much of Florida over the weekend, bringing extreme flooding, rising waters and massive power outages that have crippled the state.

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