SWAN BEACH, N.C.

Staff and volunteers of the Corolla Wild Horse Fund are on the lookout for one of the herd that was hit by a vehicle late Friday.

The horse was likely struck in the Swan Beach area around 9 p.m. near mile post 17 on the four-wheel-drive beaches north of Corolla, according to a post on the Corolla Wild Horse Fund Facebook page. The vehicle was badly damaged and the horse ran off.

The staff searched for the horse unsuccessfully in the dark Friday night. On Saturday, searchers found that most of the horses who live in the immediate area were not injured. One stallion and his harem are unaccounted for. The stallion is brown-colored with black legs, main and tail, according the Facebook post.

The stallion would be with a female horse born last August and at least one other mare. Both are the same color as the stallion. There may be a third mare.

The horse was struck by accident. The driver called police and waited at the scene for emergency responders, the post said. Anyone that spots the stallion can call 252-232-2116

Jeff Hampton, 252-491-5272, jeff.hampton@pilotonline.com

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