VIDEO: Firefighters rescued a horse that got stuck in a hillside in the Sunland area of Los Angeles Friday, the Los Angeles Fire Department said.
The 30-year-old horse named Sunny didn’t appear to be injured but he was having trouble getting back up after getting stuck on private property near the 11300 block of North Oro Vista Avenue shortly before 7 a.m., officials said.
After two unsuccessful attempts to get the approximately 1,000 pound horse back up, the department said Sunny would have to be hoisted up with a helicopter.
Video showed firefighters crowding around the brown horse as he lay on his side in the patchy hillside. At one point, the responders were seen attempting to pull the horse up as it struggled and then collapsed.
One of the animal’s hind legs appeared lodged in the dirt.