Man uses surfboard to rescue 5 horses in NSW storm
Heartwarming photos have emerged of a man rescuing five beloved horses from the severe flooding in his rural town triggered by the worst storm in a century in New South Wales.
Steve Spowart helped the horses’ owner, Sonia Sharrock, to lead the animals to safety near Dungog, in the NSW Hunter region – one of the hardest hit areas in the state – where people have died in the severe weather, four houses were washed away and the town received the most rainfall it had in 100 years.
Mr Spowart, in a black wetsuit, paddled out to where the horses were stranded on his surfboard, past trees, bushes and fences submerged in the floodwater that was almost as high as his shoulders.
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