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Fire department, others work 3 hours to rescue horse stuck in Oregon mud hole

In a photo provided by Marion County Fire District No. 1, firefighters from Marion County Fire District No. 1 and others work to rescue a horse that had fallen into a muddy hole that held it like quicksand, Sunday, June 15, 2014 in Salem, Ore. The horse named Missy apparently fell off an embankment into a shallow creek where she was trapped by mud up to her sides. A front-end loader was fitted with lifting straps and a veterinarian sedated Missy before she was extricated from the mud and placed on stable ground. The rescue took about three hours. (AP Photo/Marion County Fire District No. 1)

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In a photo provided by Marion County Fire District No. 1, firefighters from Marion County Fire District No. 1 and others work to rescue a horse that had fallen into a muddy hole that held it like quicksand, Sunday, June 15, 2014 in Salem, Ore. The horse named Missy apparently fell off an embankment into a shallow creek where she was trapped by mud up to her sides. A front-end loader was fitted with lifting straps and a veterinarian sedated Missy before she was extricated from the mud and placed on stable ground. The rescue took about three hours. (AP Photo/Marion County Fire District No. 1)

SALEM, Ore. - Firefighters and others in Oregon worked for three hours to rescue a horse that had fallen into a muddy hole that held it like quicksand.

The horse named Missy apparently fell off an embankment into a shallow creek where she was trapped by mud up to her sides.

The Statesman Journal reports (http://stjr.nl/1y8HcQ2 ) Marion County Fire District No. 1 responded on Sunday and firefighters worked about two hours before the owner called in a front-end loader.

The heavy equipment was fitted with lifting straps and a veterinarian sedated Missy before she was extricated from the mud and placed on stable ground.

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Information from: Statesman Journal, http://www.statesmanjournal.com

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