Escondido firefighters improvise to save horse stuck in ravine

Posted at 1:05 PM, May 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-18 16:05:53-04

ESCONDIDO, Calif. (KGTV) - Escondido firefighters engineered a makeshift sling to save a horse stuck at the bottom of a ravine Thursday.

The fire department got a call about the horse stuck near Via Conejo near Lake Hodges in South Escondido about 4:30 p.m.

Firefighters said the horse was on its side and could not stand due to rocks and steep terrain.

A veterinarian and a San Diego Animals Services officer helped firefighters improvise a sling and bring the horse to level ground.

The horse was able to walk back to its corral unharmed.

No one was injured in the process of saving the animal.