Texas Horse Rescued From Sinkhole After Flooding

by | 06.23.2015 | 1:00pm
It took rescue crews 2 hours to extricate Ginger from the sinkhole

Recent flooding in Texas is a danger for more than just people. Ginger, a horse owned for 25 years by Texas resident Carolyn Putney, was walking across a driveway when the drive collapsed.

The failure was most likely from a drainage system that was undermined by the creek that flows through the property where she lives.

The Arlington Fire Department was called in to rescue the mare, who was trapped 4 feet below ground level. A veterinarian and heavy machinery were also called in to safely extricate her from the hole.

Three rescue crews and two hours later, the mare was free. With only a few scratches on her legs and back, she was sent to Burleson Equine Hospital for follow-up treatment. She is expected to make a full recovery.

Read more at My San Antonio.com


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