Horse rescued from well near Louisville
By: Raquel Villanueva
KUSA – A horse named Rocket had a rough start to the weekday.
On Monday morning, the horse got stuck in a well off of Empire Road and East 104th Street. The horse’s owner spotted the animal in the 8 foot well and called for help. The horse was submerged but its head was out of water.
During rescue, the horse struggled so the vet was called to sedate it, according to Sara Farris with North Metro Fire. Because of the way the horse was struggling, they weren’t able to hoist it out of the well upright.
The horse flipped itself over while struggling. The vet advised it was OK to lift it out by its feet.
When the horse was hoisted out, it was covered in blankets to help warm it.
Rocket was up and walking within an hour of being rescued.
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