Watch: Helicopter hoists harnessed horse out of 60-foot ravine

Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Firefighters in California said they hoisted a horse out of a 60-foot ravine using a harness and a helicopter.

The Orange County Fire Authority said the 8-year-old horse, named Lola, fell 60 feet down a ravine at Caspers Wilderness Park in San Juan Capistrano after bucking her rider.


Firefighters said the Orange County Fire Authority technical rescue team's helicopter was summoned to the scene after rescuers determined the terrain was too rough to attempt to walk Lola out of the ravine.

A veterinarian sedated Lola so she could be harnessed and air-lifted to safety.

Lola was reunited with her owner, who was not injured from being thrown from the horse.

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