A horse “bogged down” in mud was safety rescued on Monday night after being stuck in the Red River for hours.
Shortly before midnight, Fannin County Emergency Management received a call from the Fannin County Sheriff’s Office requesting assistance after the horse was found stuck in the Red River near a creek on the Texas side of the river.
“Family and friend banning together to rescue the horse was strenuous for many hours,” said the office of Fannin County Emergency Management. “When day break came, it was apparent that the water was riding and the urgency to move quickly was most on everyone’s mind.”
With “engineering of the southern kind” the horse was rescued and removed from danger before water rose too high.
“We want to thank Telephone Volunteer Fire Chief Michael McCommas, Tyler Dudley, the horse’s owner and emergency management for working through struggles and engineering of the southern kind was successful in removing the horse from danger.”