A horse and rider were enjoying a leisurely afternoon ride when for unknown reasons the horse fell down a 150′ deep ravine 26 mile northwest of Los Angeles. The call for assistance came in at 4:27 pm. Las Angeles County Fire Department responded and began the rescue effort. With no way for the horse to walk out of the ravine, a helicopter was called to hoist him to safety.
A veterinarian sedated the horse, he was blindfolded so he wouldn’t panic once in the air, and a special large animal extraction harness was attached. Then the horse was airlifted to higher ground. Once the horse was removed from the harness, it took only a minute or two before he stood up. Amazingly, the horse was uninjured and none the worse for his ordeal. Horse and the uninjured owner were reunited in a very happy embrace.
Author: Dale Williams <-- Become my friend on Facebook! - Phone: 724-964-6773
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