Ice rescuers included Jim Morrison, Gunflint Trail Volunteer Fire Department Chief, Bob McCloughhan, and Dave Seaton of Hungry Jack Outfitters. Seaton was the first on scene and carefully towed a canoe out to where the moose fell through the ice.
Seaton spoke with 90.7 WTIP radio about the incident where he stated, “We had to try a few different angles.”
Using a tow strap, they were able to pull the young cow out of the water and onto more stable ice.
“It took a while, a little encouragement, before she caught her breath and was able to walk herself to shore.”
It is believed that the young cow may have been chased by a wolf pack early this morning and out onto the ice.
(Fox21 - April 10, 2017)