Video Shows Horse Being Airlifted to Safety After Getting Trapped in Tujunga Canyons Ravine

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A horse was airlifted to safety after becoming trapped in a ravine in Tujunga Canyons on March 19, 2016. (Credit: Los Angeles County Fire Department)

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A horse was back “on its feet and talking” after being airlifted to safety from a ravine in Tujunga Canyons on Saturday, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

The horse was initially reported to be stuck in a ravine in the 12800 block of Little Tujunga Canyon Road, department spokesman Randall Wright said.

It was later located farther east near Ebey Herrerers Truck Trail, he said. The incident was in the Angeles Forest, and near the San Fernando Valley’s Lake View Terrace neighborhood, southeast of Sylmar.

Officials, who first reported in incident around 4 p.m., determined a hoist operation was needed, and Fire Department crew members on the ground aided by clearing a “large amount” of brush to allow for the horse’s landing.

Once on the ground, video from the department showed the apparently uninjured horse back on its feet and “talking” to its rescuers.

The Los Angeles Fire Department assisted in the rescue.

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