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Disoriented horse rescued more than a mile off shore

July 1 (UPI) -- A water rescue team in Ireland came to the assistance of a runaway horse that ran into the water at a beach and swam more than a mile out to sea.

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution, a non-profit rescue group, said a crew from Bundoran responded Monday afternoon when a horse ran into the water on Murvagh Beach, in County Donegal, and starting swimming out to sea.

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The lifeboat crew located the horse more than a mile off shore and guided the disoriented equine back to dry land.

The horse was not injured and was reunited with its owner.

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