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Large Animal Rescue Team Saves Horse from Caloosahatchee

A group of emergency workers from local sheriff’s offices and the Alva Fire department helped rescue a horse that had fallen into the Caloosahatchee River in Hendry County yesterday.

They are members of the Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue Team.

A Charlotte County sheriff’s press release says the horse could not climb back up the steep 10 foot embankment and if not for a passing boater the horse could have drown or starved.

The team built an A-frame and used ropes and a pulley system to lift the horse up the bank. A vet examined the horse and released it back to its pasture.