Horse stuck in mud is rescued

- Rescuers were able to help a horse stuck in a swamp-like area with only a portion of the animal's head and back sticking out of the muddy water.

Monday morning, members of the Cherokee County and Emergency Services’ Large Animal Rescue Team placed walking boards around the horse so they could attach a harness and pull the horse out of the water and onto a large mat.

“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,” said Special Operations Chief, Darrell Mitchell.

It only took moments before the horse was able to start standing on all fours. The horse was checked out by a local veterinarian, who said the horse is in stable condition.

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