Photos: Maury Co. FD Rescues Horse From Sinkhole


On Saturday, MCFD was called to rescue a horse in a sink hole.

When units arrived, they found the horse in the remnants of a pond (due to drought).

MCFD members retrieved plywood from the training center for work platforms.

The Maury County Hwy Department was immediately requested for an excavator. Ralph Alexander was called for his response with a backhoe and the Williamson County Rescue Squad was requested for a large animal harness.

A veterinarian also responded from TN Equine and provided care and sedation during the rescue operation.

After 5 1/2 hours of intense work, the horse was successfully removed from the mud! View picture of the process below. All photos are credited to MCFD.

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