Horse Rescued by Crane After Falling in Well

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) - Fire crews, veterinarians and a crane operator helped rescue a horse that had fallen into a well at a small Marin County ranch.

The Marin Independent Journal reported that the horse, Buddy, fell Monday into a brick-lined well after the well's cover gave way.

The San Rafael Fire Department responded, but the more than 1,000-pound animal was too heavy to be lifted out by human hands.

So officials called a crane company and veterinarians to help pull the animal out of the well, which was filled with 20-feet of water.

A couple of dozen people gathered to watch as the horse became tired and frustrated.

After a couple of hours cheers erupted when the crane lifted Buddy to safety.

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