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Firefighters Hoist Horse to Safety After Taking Tumble Down Ravine

Two helicopters were sent to help after the horse fell down the side of a trail

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    Crews worked to rescue a horse after it took a tumble down a ravine near Sylmar, California, on Saturday, March 19, 2016. (Published Saturday, March 19, 2016)

    Firefighters were working to hoist a horse to safety after it took a tumble down a canyon in Sylmar, 26 miles northwest of Los Angeles.

    The call came in at 4:27 p.m. PT from Little Tujunga Canyon Road and Marek Motorway, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

    Two helicopters were sent to help after the horse fell down the side of a trail.

    The horse was attached to a harness and blindfolded before a helicopter hoisted it into the air.

    It flew through the ravine and the horse was placed safely down at a nearby ranch area. The horse got up on its feet after several tries.

    No people were hurt in the fall.

    The horse was reunited with its owners after the rescue.