Rescue team frees horse that fell into sinkhole

Fire officials hoist horse out of a sinkhole it fell into in Arroyo Grande

A horse got itself into quite the predicament Tuesday when it fell into a sinkhole in rural Arroyo Grande in San Luis Obispo County, fire officials said.

While the horse did not immediately appear to be injured, a major effort was required to extricate it.

An Urban Search and Rescue Team from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection used all of its might - and tools - to hoist the horse out.

About two hours later, the horse was freed.

A veterinarian was called to check the horse for any injuries.

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