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Moose rescued from Chena River near Fairbanks

It wasn’t quite a rodeo yesterday on the Chena River near Fairbanks, but a group of State Troopers and State Fish and Wildlife officers, with help from some neighbors, was able to lasso a moose that had fallen through the ice.

Together they pulled the moose, which was a yearling, to safety. The Alaska State Trooper Facebook page says the moose appeared tired and cold but was able to stand on its own.

The Facebook page said the troopers wished the moose a Happy Easter and warned her of the dangers of thawing river ice.

Rhonda McBride has a long history of working in both television and radio in Alaska, going back to 1988, when she was news director at KYUK, the public radio and TV stations in Bethel, which broadcast in both the English and Yup’ik languages.