Horse Saved From Muddy Death

Horse's head sticking out of mud.
Horse's head sticking out of mud.

Cherokee County Georgia – The Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services were dispatched to help a horse stuck in a muddy swamp.  When the large animal rescue team arrived, they found only the horse’s head and part of his back still above the watery mud.

Rescue crews attempted to pull the horse from the mud, but the suction held the horse firm.  “The mud around the horse makes it more difficult for the rescue team to pull him out because of suction. Because of this, air was piped in around the horse to help in releasing him from the suction,” Special Operations Chief, Darrell Mitchell, wrote in a statement.

Once the suction was broken, rescue crews were able to pull the horse out of the mud and onto a mat.  Within moments after being pulled from the mud, the horse was able to stand.  Dr Huggins of the Tri-County Animla Hospital checked him over and declared him in stable condition.

The rescue operation took 2 hours from when rescue personal pulled up on scene and the horse delivered to his owner.

 

Rescue crews working to free the horse.
Rescue crews working to free the horse.

 

Horse trapped in miry mud.
Horse trapped in miry mud.

 

Dr Huggins checking over the horse.
Dr Huggins checking over the horse.

Photo credit: Cherokee County Fire Facebook

Author: Dale Williams <-- Become my friend on Facebook! - Phone: 724-964-6773

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