Rescue crews work to hoist horse to safety at edge of Everglades

A team of Miami-Dade firefighters were helping to free a horse trapped near the Florida Everglades Sunday afternoon. 

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Lt. Felipe Lay said the horse likely took a tumble down a ditch at Southwest 112th Street and Southwest 197th Avenue in the area of the Edge of Everglades Trail.

The team included members of the MDFR venom unit and officers with the Miami-Dade Agricultural Patrol. Lay said they were working to hoist the horse up to safety. 

Grace Delanoy, a spokeswoman for The South Florida Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, described the horse as "severely emaciated and aged."  The group takes care of abandoned and abused horses in their ranch in Hialeah. 

 

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