SCENERY HILL, Pa. (AP) - Authorities say emergency responders used a hoist to rescue a retired racehorse from a sinkhole on a western Pennsylvania farm.
The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (https://bit.ly/1IWqYMl ) reports that the Washington County Animal Response Team was called after Chautauqua Worms fell into the 6-foot hole on the Scenery Hill farm.
Firefighter Ed Childers of the North Strabane fire department said rescuers lifted the 1,000-pound horse from the hole at about 9:30 a.m. Friday with the help of an A-frame hoist borrowed from the county.
Veterinarian Leah Mitchell said the horse had a few cuts but wasn’t badly hurt. She said the situation could have been life-threatening, and Chautauqua Worms “was a lucky horse.”
Mitchell said the sinkhole was created by erosion from an underwater stream following recent rains.
Information from: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, https://pghtrib.com
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