Horse Airlifted to Safety After Falling Down Embankment

Playing Horse Saved in Helicopter Rescue After Falling Down Embankment

This horse is lucky to be alive after taking a big tumble and being airlifted to safety.

Sonny the thoroughbred recently got stuck in a fence on his owner's property in Los Angeles. Neighbors tried to help Sonny and cut the fence to release him. The aid went awry though, and Sonny took a tumble 30 feet down an embankment.

Rescue crews sprang into action.

After Sonny was sedated, workers from Los Angeles Animal Services strapped him in a harness and lifted him up into the air. Officials described it as a "challenging" rescue because of the steed's size.

Sonny walked away with a few scratches and is now on the road to recovery.

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