Rescuers Airlift Horse From 13-Foot Pit in Spain

Firefighters rescued a horse that had fallen into a pit of water in Valdemaqueda, Spain, on May 21.

This footage, released by the emergency services for the Community of Madrid, shows rescuers winching the horse to safety, and a helicopter airlifting the animal from the pit.

Authorities said that to reach the horse, firefighters had to dive into the pit which was four meters deep (more than 13 feet) and half-filled with water.

The horse was in good condition following the rescue, authorities added. Credit: 112 Comunidad Madrid via Storyful

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