Horse rescued by crane after falling in California well
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (AP) – A horse that fell into a well has been rescued by fire crews, veterinarians and a crane operator at a small California ranch.
The Marin Independent Journal reported that the horse named Buddy fell into a brick-lined well on May 27 when the cover gave way.
The San Rafael Fire Department responded, but the more than 1,000-pound animal was too heavy to be lifted out by human hands.
So officials called a crane company and veterinarians to help pull the horse out of the well, which contained 20 feet of water.
More than a dozen people gathered to watch as the horse became tired and frustrated. Cheers erupted a couple of hours later when the crane lifted Buddy to safety.