Hillsborough Firefighters Rescue Horse
Kiersa, a 25-year-old horse, was trapped in mud.
PLANT CITY – Hillsborough firefighters saved a 25-year-old horse that was trapped in deep mud Monday (May 15) evening.
When firefighters arrived, they reported a 25-year-old horse was trapped in thick mud. They called for units from the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office agriculture division to come help. Rescue crews tried to break the suction of the mud, but weren’t successful. It was then decided to call a vet and heavy equipment.
Hillsborough County Fire Rescue’s heavy rescue, Dr. Alexandra Urban from the Brandon Equine Medical Center, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office State Agriculture Response Team, Hillsborough County Public Works, and RVR Horse Rescue all came to the scene in Plant City.
Urban put Kiersa to sleep while rescue crews used padded straps, and a DPW Gradeall to pull Kiersa from the mud.
Kiersa was placed on the ground, her vitals were checked, and she woke up about 30 minutes after being removed from the mud. Firefighters said it appeared that there were no broken bones, and Kiersa was able to stand up. Urban administered IV fluids and antibiotics to Kiersa. Her owners are having her monitored for further health complications.
For information about Hillsborough Fire Rescue, go to hillsboroughcounty.org.
Photos are screen shots of a Video, courtesy of Hillsborough Fire Rescue.
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