Crews rescue horse trapped in mud in Lunenburg
LUNENBURG, Mass. (WHDH) -- Crews rescued a horse trapped in mud in Lunenburg on Tuesday.
7News was told the horse escaped from a home and ran about 100 yards into the woods and got stuck in mud up to its chest.
The Lunenburg Fire Department had to call the Pepperell Fire Department because it has special equipment for rescuing horses. Some local citizens also helped in the rescue, using a farm tractor.
Crews executed a “trench rescue” by putting platforms underneath the horse and pulling the animal out of the mud.
The rescue effort lasted a couple of hours.
“It escaped…broke through a single-wire fence and saw the grass down there and thought it was grass to go eat, and walked right into the mud,” said Chief Patrick Sullivan, Lunenburg Fire Department.
The 20-year-old horse, whose name is Tequila, is said to be fine.