by David DeMullé
A dramatic horse rescue was performed las Saturday near Little Tujunga Canyon Road in Lake View Terrace. Emergency crews from the both the Los Angeles and L.A. County fire departments were on hand to carry out the operation.
The rescue required the efforts of county fire camp crews to clear away the heavy brush so that the animal could be sedated and airlifted to the Middle Ranch arena. Los Angeles County fire Companies 74, 82 and 103 handled the rescue and the Los Angeles Fire Department provided Helicopters Fire-1 and Fire-4 for the extraction.
The horse walked away with only a few cuts and scrapes. The rider was uninjured.