A woman who rescued a stranded horse from the crowd of spectators at B,C.
carnival has died.
The B.F. Lions’ website says the horse, named “Kip,” was found in a field about 15 kilometres north of the city of Kelowna.
The Lions are working with the Alberta Parks and Wildlife Service to determine what happened to the horse.
Lions are also asking for the public’s help to find the owner of the horse that was injured in the incident.
Kip, the horse rescued from the crowds at the B.c. carnivals.
(Facebook)On Sunday, she was with the Lions at the Kelownas festival.
Her husband, Tom, is the owner and spokesperson for the Keloweg Lions Club.
He said his wife had been attending the carnival in her capacity as an ambassador for the club.
He said he did not know of any injuries to the horses.
“She was just an ambassador of the Keleweg Lions and that was her job,” he said.
“The rest is history, she’s gone.”
B.F.’s top animal welfare officer says the cause of death has not yet been determined.
He added that the organization is “deeply saddened” by the news.
“We will continue to work with our members, volunteers and guests to ensure safety and the enjoyment of the B-F carnival,” he wrote in an email.
B.C.’s deputy premier says a memorial will be created to honor the lives lost during the festival.
The provincial government says there are no plans for a memorial or event to mark the death.