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Oklahoma City crews rescue horse from trench

Oklahoma City crews rescue horse from trench

Fire crews worked for nearly two hours Tuesday morning to rescue a horse that was stuck in an Oklahoma City trench. The horse, named Shooter, is now safe, and his owner is happy he is doing well. “My emotions were pretty wild, and he’s been my pal for 16 years,” Mark Knowles said. “He was born there.” Knowles was doing his morning routine when he saw Shooter fall into the trench near Northeast 39th Street and Walnut Drive. “I was in the kitchen taking my meds, doing what I do and my wife said, ‘Mark, there’s a horse on Lincoln that fell down a hole,'” Knowles said. “Of course, when I came back, I immediately knew it was him.” A few minutes later, Mark showed up to see that Shooter was out and safe. “Everyone helped bring it out. I’m grateful,” Knowles said. Oklahoma City Fire Department officials said Shooter escaped from his corral and fought his way into the trench. said Keith Castillo. “When they arrived, the horse got scared and fell into the trench.” The trench was nearly 8 feet deep and muddy. “The horse seemed to be standing, but there was a lot of water in the trench, and it started to sink,” Castillo said. Using a rope and the excavator to make stairs, firefighters and Construction crews released Shooter nearly two hours later.”It’s always a good feeling. The need is,” Castillo said. “The horse owner and the owner were obviously very grateful for the work that was done. Knowles showed Shooter a little more love after the dramatic rescue. “He’s my baby and I love him,” Knowles said. “He’s going to bring him some extra treats.”

Fire crews worked for nearly two hours Tuesday morning to rescue a horse that was stuck in an Oklahoma City trench.

The horse, named Shooter, is now safe and his owner is happy that he is well.

“My emotions were pretty crazy and he’s been my boyfriend for 16 years,” Mark Knowles said. “He was born there.”

Knowles was doing his morning routine when he saw Shooter had fallen into the trench near Northeast 39th Street and Walnut Drive.

“I was in the kitchen taking my meds, doing what I’m doing, and my wife said, ‘Mark, there’s a horse on Lincoln that fell down a hole,'” Knowles said. “Of course, when I came back, I immediately knew it was him.”

A few minutes later, Mark showed up to see that Shooter was out and safe.

“Everyone helped bring it out. I’m grateful,” Knowles said.

Oklahoma City Fire Department officials said Shooter escaped from his corral and fought his way into the trench.

“It was an open trench. When we got there, the workers on site told us the horse had come out of the trench,” acting fire chief Keith Castillo said. “When they arrived, the horse got scared and fell into the trench.”

The trench was nearly 8 feet deep and muddy.

“The horse seemed to be standing, but there was a lot of water in the trench and it started to sink,” Castillo said.

Using rope and the excavator to make stairs, firefighters and construction crews pulled Shooter out nearly two hours later.

“It’s always a good feeling. That’s what we’re here for, is to meet the need, whatever it is,” Castillo said. “The horse owner and the owner were obviously very grateful for the work that was done.”

Knowles showed Shooter a little more love after the dramatic rescue.

“She’s my baby and I love her,” Knowles said. “He’s going to bring her some extra treats.”