April 8, 2009
Moose rescued from icy lake will survive
A moose rescued after falling through the ice on a Washington state lake this week will be fine, officials said.
Four members of the Spokane, Wash., County Sheriff's Water Rescue ventured out 200 yards onto the cracking ice of Newman Lake Monday and put a rope around the moose, which was breathing very slowly after being submerged up to its head in the cold water, KHQ-TV, Spokane, reported.
After a two-hour rescue effort, the exhausted moose was breathing on its own, meaning it will recover, Nelson said.