Horse Falls Through Sidewalk in Riverside

Horse in Hole
Horse in Hole

Riverside, California – A horse fell through a metal grate protecting a 6 ft. deep hole in a sidewalk.  The horse was walking on the grate with another horse, who managed to escape falling into the hole when the grate gave way.

Horse in hole.
Horse in hole.

Rescuers responded at 9:45 pm, and began placing straps around the horse while waiting for a crane.  “It’s too dangerous for us to get in the hole with the animal until the animal is medicated so that was all ready to go,” Fire Battalion Chief Jeff DeLaurie of the Riverside City Fire Department told reporters.

Horse after being rescued from hole in sidewalk.
Horse after being rescued from hole in sidewalk.

Before the veterinarian could sedate the horse, he managed to jump and climb his way out of the hole with support from rescuers above. The vet examined the horse and found that his only injury was lacerations to his legs, which are expected to heal without complications.

 

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

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