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San Diego Fire, Humane Society rescue horse from Carmel Valley ravine

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Posted at 3:36 PM, Jul 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-22 21:19:45-04

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SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — San Diego Fire-Rescue and Humane Society crews were called out to a steep trail in Carmel Valley after a horse and its rider slipped off a trail and into a ravine.

Crews were called at about 12:30 p.m. Thursday after the rider, a woman in her 70s, and her horse, named Mackey, became stuck about three-fourths of a mile east of Sr-56 off Carmel Valley Rd, according to SDFD spokesperson Mónica Muñoz.

Mackey and her rider had rolled off a trail and into a ravine, according to San Diego Humane. SDHS and Muñoz said the rider and horse were not injured and that a veterinarian was called to the scene as well.

Mackey's vet provided her a sedation to reduce stress during the rescue. An SDFD helicopter was needed to lift her out of the remote area.

Once the helicopter hoisted Mackey from the ravine to safety, crews were able to load her onto a trailer and safely get her, and her owner, home.