Horse rescued from bog in Duxbury - 7News Boston WHDH-TV

Horse rescued from bog in Duxbury

Posted: Updated:
DUXBURY, Mass. (WHDH) - Crews rescued a horse from a Duxbury cranberry bog Monday.

A girl was walking the horse with her dog when it fell into a culvert.

Paramedics spent several hours on the scene with veterinarians and the horse's owner, using heavy equipment to free the animal.

“The animals don’t know what we are doing. We try to be calm, talk to them, be sweet to the animal, but definitely it makes them nervous,” Duxbury paramedic Jack Ahern said.

It appears the horse tried to follow the dog across a bridge when it fell through.

“It took a little while to get a harness on her. She was very nervous of anything going under her belly but the owner was very helpful. We were able to get a harness on her and use a machine to basically give us a little mechanical advantage to get her out of the hole,” Ahern said.

After Coco, the horse, was rescued, she was able to walk away on her own. She is expected to be okay.

  • Stay Connected

  • Like Us on Facebook
  • Follow Us on Twitter
Powered by WorldNow

WHDH TV 7NBC WLVI TV CW56
Sunbeam Television Corp
7 Bulfinch Place
Boston, MA 02114

News Tips: (800) 280-TIPS
Tell Hank: (855) 247-HANK
Corporate Media Services: (800) 642-1551

Can't find something?
Connect with us here:
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WHDH. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.