Horse rescued from Riverside County ravine

Riverside County Animal Services
Photo credit Riverside County Animal Services

WINCHESTER (CNS) — A horse was rescued via helicopter from a ravine east of Lake Skinner, authorities said Friday.

The Riverside County Department of Animal Services, the sheriff's and fire departments collaborated in a rescue operation to air-lift the horse, according to officials.

Animal Services said the horse got stuck in the ravine on Wednesday after the rider fell off. Although the horse could be reached on foot, with an equine veterinarian able to examine and treat it, it could not be led out of the ravine without assistance from the aircraft.

Animal Services alerted the public at 4 p.m. on Thursday that the animal was safely removed from the ravine.

High winds Wednesday allegedly prevented the operation from taking place until Thursday.

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