SYLMAR (CBSLA.com) — A horse fell from a trail into a ravine above Sylmar Saturday afternoon, prompting firefighters to launch a hoist operation to rescue the animal.
Firefighters were called about 2 p.m. to the area of Little Tujunga Canyon Road and Marek Motorway, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
The horse was hoisted to safety about 5:40 p.m., said county fire Dispatch Supervisor Cheryl Sims.
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No humans were injured in the rescue effort.
County fire department camp and helicopter crews were also dispatched. An urban search and rescue team responded as did personnel from Angeles National Forest, Sims said.
The Los Angeles Fire Department also sent two helicopters to assist in the rescue.