All's well that ends well: Horse is saved from well
The horse named Buddy fell into a brick-lined well, which was about 8 feet in diameter. It appeared that a well cover had given way, allowing the horse to fall in. The horse was at least 5 feet below ground level.
The San Rafael Fire Department responded, but the more than 1,000-pound animal was too heavy to be lifted out by human hands.
So officials called a crane company and veterinarians to help pull the horse out of the well, which contained 20 feet of water.
Firefighters pumped water into the well to get the horse closer to the top of the well.
The horse had been floating for almost three hours, but it was getting tired and frustrated.
Cheers erupted a couple of hours later when the crane lifted Buddy to safety.
Critical thinking challenge: Why did firefighters pumped water into the well? How could that have helped the horse get out of the well?
- Posted on May 29, 2013