Firefighters and LA Animal Services rescue horse trapped in Sylmar ditch

A horse was rescued from a narrow wedge in Sylmar by firefighters and LA Animal Services on Sunday.

Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart said they received a call at around 5:05 p.m. about a trapped horse outside 14525 Olive View Drive, near Olive View-UCLA Medical Center. The firefighters were able to toss a rope around the horse and walk it out of the wedge, and the horse did not appear hurt.

The rescue mission was successful, and the animal was freed from the narrow ditch. The cause of how it got there, however, remains unknown. Thanks to the heroic efforts of the firefighters and the LA Animal Services, the horse is now safe and sound.