The owner of a 34-year-old horse rescued from a creek bed in Sun Valley has praised emergency services workers for their efforts saving the animal.
Blaxland resident John Rawson said the workers showed “great improvisation, care and consideration” for his horse, Linus, in the four-hour rescue operation.
Police Rescue and Fire and Rescue NSW personnel were called to the Sun Valley property on Friday night, August 17 after Linus got stuck in a muddy creek bed. They were assisted by State Emergency Service volunteers, with a specially-constructed sling used to hoist the horse out of harm’s way.
Despite the ordeal, Linus was unharmed by the incident, suffering only a few scratches.