• CAL FIRE, Butte County Sheriff's Office, And UC Davis Veterinarians Rescue Horse And Rider

    23 days ago - By Bésame

    FOREST HILL - A horse and its rider got stuck hundreds of feet down a cliff near American River Canyon near Forest Hill.
    The safest way to save the animal was to use a helicopter from the Butte County Sheriff's Office. UC Davis veterinarians used a special sling capable of carrying an injured horse.
    “It takes a lot of coordination with the helicopter, air resources, and veterinarians to prepare the horse,” said Foresthill Fire Protection District Chief Jed Matcham.
    The accident happened during the annual Tevis Cup race when the horse lost its footing, coming down some switchbacks and slid...
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