Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services helped the Milton Fire Department rescue a horse stuck in muddy water Sunday afternoon in Garrison Farms subdivision in Union Hill.
Members of both units’ Large Animal Rescue Team were assisted by several neighbors to remove the horse from the lake.
Nearby resident Mike Feely said a young girl was riding her horse in the neighborhood off Highway 20. Feely said the horse went to the edge of the water to drink, but waded in too deep and began to sink and panic.
“He was stuck in the mud in the lake about 15 feet out in the water,” Feely said. “The neighbors called me and asked if I could help.”
Feely said he checked on the horse Tuesday morning and it was “doing fine.”
“Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services has had several horse rescues in the past and our firefighters continue to be trained in large animal rescues to assist in situations like this one,” Cherokee Fire spokesman Tim Cavender said. “Once our people arrived on the scene, they were able to get the horse out of the water within an hour.”