Wild Horse Tangled In Wire Suffers Heat Stroke, Dies

Aug 30, 2021

Officials say a wild horse that’s part of a herd that has roamed North Carolina’s Outer Banks for centuries has died after getting tangled in wire and suffering from heat stroke. The Corolla Wild Horse Fund says Hurricane, a 10-year-old stallion, was euthanized after his organs began to fail. A Dominion Power worker found the horse Friday morning tangled in fencing wire and called the group. After staffers freed Hurricane, he walked away with only mild injuries, but staffers then saw him collapse. He was taken to the rescue farm where he didn't respond to treatment and eventually went into organ failure. The team decided to humanely euthanize him to end his suffering.