A horse that fell down a Thousand Oaks hillside and became wedged against a retaining wall on Sunday morning, later died despite rescue team efforts, the Ventura County Fire Department reported.
Sara, a 1,000-pound horse, was in a “precarious position,” but safely extricated by an animal rescue team through the use of ropes and pulleys around 10:18 a.m., the Fire Department said in a tweet. Sara was hoisted to the top of the hill and was evaluated by a veterinarian at the scene.
Fire officials tweeted they were “hoping for a good outcome.”
Unfortunately, despite the “best efforts of the firefighters and vet on scene,” the brown horse perished a short time later, according to an update posted by the Fire Department at 11:36 a.m.
No other information was released.