LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The Lee County Sheriff's Office Agricultural Crimes Unit rescued a horse yesterday, that was stuck in a muddy pond on the 6600 block of Patsy Drive.

A Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue Team was quickly assembled consisting of several Lee and Collier County Sheriff's deputies.

According to LCSO, The horse was stuck in a muddy pond approximately eight feet down an embankment. The horse had exhausted itself, was unable to stand, and needed assistance just to keep its head above the cold, muddy water.

Using the rescue glide and other rescue equipment, the team was able to pull the horse to dry ground where it eventually walked away on its own. A veterinarian on the scene checked the horse and determined it would be OK.

Van Roekel & Associates Veterinarians and the Tice Fire Department also assisted in the rescue.