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.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KOLO-TV 4850 Ampere Drive Reno, NV 89502
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 209209771 - kolotv.com/a?a=209209771