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.