This is a truly amazing tale that involvesÂ a woman, a horse, and a group of dedicated rescuers on a beach in Australia.
AÂ woman was out for an afternoon ride with her daughter when her horse suddenly sunk neck deep into the thick mud of Avalon Beach in Geelong, Victoria. What followed, reports Newspix,Â was aÂ grueling three-hour rescue caught inÂ photos. As Nicole Graham held the head of 18-year-old Astro from drowning in the rising tide,Â members of the fire department, emergency services, and a vet attempted to free theÂ 1,100-pound horse. First they tried using fire hoses, then a winch. Making little progress, the vet, Stacey Sullivan, sedated himÂ so that he could be pulled outÂ with a tractor.
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