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Horse rescued from creek in Hunterdon County

READINGTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Hunterdon County) – A horse was rescued from a creek in Readington Township on Saturday afternoon, according to a post on the Whitehouse Rescue Squad Facebook page.

On March 2, at 12:34 p.m., Whitehouse Rescue and Whitehouse Fire Company responded to Stanton Road for a report of a horse stuck in a creek and down an embankment.

Due to the adverse weather, it made ground conditions especially tricky for rescuers. Flemington-Raritan First Aid and Rescue Squad was requested for their heavy rescue and MSU to assist with the rescue, the post said.

Members placed heated blankets on the horse to keep her warm while the lift system was constructed, officials said.

Eventually, the horse was brought to a standing position by using a grip hoists along with a bipod to support the horse until it was able to stand on its own, the post said.

Crews operated on scene for nearly 4 hours before the horse was left in the comfort of its stall, officials said.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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