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Horse rescued after fall from cliff in Idaho

POCATELLO, Idaho – Idaho authorities teamed up with a construction company to help rescue a horse that fell off a cliff and became stranded on a ledge.

The Idaho State Journal reported that the Bannock County Sheriff’s Office deputies and search and rescue personnel were called to the Blackrock Canyon area south of Pocatello on Tuesday morning. They found a draft horse stranded on a ledge there and estimated it weighed 1,700 to 1,800 pounds.

FM Construction owner Kevin Fay helped the rescuers by using his backhoe to dump rocks and gravel into a nearby crevice. Once the crevice was filled, the horse could climb out on its own.

The horse was uninjured aside from some bumps and scratches even though it fell about 12 feet off the cliff.

Fay says “he was a lucky horse.”

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