Rescue crews hoist horse stuck 300 feet down ravine
ANGELUS OAKS, Calif. - Los Angeles County rescue crews successfully airlifted a horse that had been stuck at the bottom of a 300-foot ravine in the Angelus Oaks area Thursday afternoon.
The horse and a woman rider fell off the Santa Ana trail around noon. Officials were able to rescue the woman, who suffered minor injuries, but aiding the horse was a more difficult challenge.
They had to first sedate and blindfold the 1,200-pound animal and then bring in an LA County rescue helicopter to hoist it out of the ravine. Officials believe the horse was not seriously injured in the fall. It appeared to be able to stand after it was brought safely to flat ground.
Video shows rescued horse soaring through the air above Southern California after getting stuck 300 feet down ravine https://t.co/5BmGOSOPF8 pic.twitter.com/NaoytnOvTs-- ABC News (@ABC) May 12, 2017