Horse Successfully Rescued From Mud
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Horse Successfully Rescued From Mud

August 23, 2019


A SWEET ENDING FOR A HORSE NAMED CUPCAKE. THIS IS THE NEWS WE WATCHED AT 5 PM. SOUTH METRO FIREFIGHTERS HELPING RESCUE THIS HORSE STUCK IN THE MUDDY WATER IN CHERRY CREEK STATE PARK. STAN BUSH JOINS US THERE LIVE TONIGHT. CREWS OUT THERE BLAMED THE HORSE’S OWNER FOR WHAT HAPPENED TODAY. Reporter: IT WAS A GREAT RESCUE. AND IT NEVER SHOULD HAVE HAPPENED IN THE FIRST PLACE. OWNERS DECIDED TO GO OFF THE TRAIL AND INTO THE WET MARSH AREA. AND WHEN THAT HORSE GOT EXHAUSTED, AND DEHYDRATED, IT JUST LAY DOWN, AND COULD HAVE DROWNED IF IT WASN’T FOR THE QUICK ACTION OF RESCUERS. Reporter: RESCUERS ARRIVED TO WHAT LOOKED LIKE A HOPELESS SCENE. YOU GOTTA DO IT ON YOUR OWN. Reporter: FINDING CUPCAKE LAYING ON HER SIDE IN THICK MUD AND WATER. IT’S DEFINITELY A LIFE AND DEATH SITUATION. THAT HORSE HAD TO STAND UP AND GET OUT OF THERE OR UPON HELICOPTERED OUT. Reporter: DOUG RUSHED IN FROM A NEARBY RANCH. HE SAT IN THE MUD AND KEPT HER HEAD ABOVE WATER FOR HOURS. IT WAS A BIT OF A CHORE BUT THAT’S WHAT YOU GOTTA DO. Reporter: FIREFIGHTERS TRIED TO KEEP HER CALM. A VET WOULD GIVE HER FLUIDS AND IS STEROIDS AND THEN AFTER MORE THAN FOUR HOURS OF AGONY — COME ON, COME ON! Reporter: SHE FOUND THE STRENGTH. WITH A PUSH AND A PULL, SHE GOT BACK ON HER FEET. YOU DON’T HAVE THE LUXURY OF GETTING OVERALL EMOTIONAL WHEN YOU’RE TRYING TO RESCUE SOMETHING Reporter: SHE WALKED OUT WITH A NEW ENTOURAGE, WEAK AND EXHAUSTED. SHE WOULDN’T HAVE BEEN SAVED IF NOT FOR THE QUICK ACTION OF FIREFIGHTERS WHO CAME IN IN FORCE. I DON’T KNOW IF I’M A HERO. I WOULDN’T SAY THAT. I JUST — I’M JUST A GUY THAT COULD AND DID HELP. Reporter: CUPCAKE HAD A LITTLE SCAR ON ONE OF THE HIND LEGS BUT SHE IS EXPECTED TO MAKE A FULL RECOVERY.

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