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Stuck horse rescued from Nebraska swamp

Animal rescuers, firefighters and police in Omaha, Neb., responded to a swampy area to rescue a horse that pulled away from its owner and became stuck. <a href="https://pixabay.com/photos/iris-wild-iris-yellow-flower-5350997/">Photo by mystraysoul/Pixabay.com</a>
Animal rescuers, firefighters and police in Omaha, Neb., responded to a swampy area to rescue a horse that pulled away from its owner and became stuck. Photo by mystraysoul/Pixabay.com

Sept. 26 (UPI) -- A horse that broke away from its owner in Nebraska ended up requiring help from firefighters to escape from a swampy area.

The Nebraska Humane Society said four officers responded to a swampy area near Cunningham Lake in Omaha on Sunday after a horse named Dakota fled from its owner and became stuck.

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Help was summoned to the scene from the Omaha Police Department and Omaha Fire Department.

Firefighters used an aerial rig, a harness and a safety rope to help pull Dakota to safety.

The horse was reunited with its owner after a rescue operation lasting for about two hours.

Firefighters, police and members of the public came together for an hours-long rescue last year when a horse named Stetson fled from his New Hampshire home and became stuck in chest-high mud.

The rescuers said they were making only inches of progress at a time, causing the rescue to last about eight hours.

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