Firefighters rescue horse trapped in ditch

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Updated: 7/30/2014 1:40 pm

HESPERIA, Calif. (AP) — About 20 firefighters with help from a veterinarian rescued a horse that was trapped upside down in a ditch in San Bernardino County.

Fire officials say a rider was on the horse trying to travel up the side of a ravine Tuesday in Hesperia when the animal fell and ended up on its back in the ditch, estimated to be about four feet deep.

The Los Angeles Times reports about 20 firefighters including an animal rescue team were called.

Capt. Jay Hausman says a veterinarian was also brought in to tranquilize the horse while firefighters lifted the animal onto a hoisting device and worked to free it from the trench.

No injuries were reported.

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