Alameda Co. Firefighter Injured While Rescuing Horse In Castro Valley

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Firefighters rescued a horse that fell down a ravine near Castro Valley. (Alameda Co. Fire Dept photo)

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ALAMEDA (KCBS) — An Alameda County firefighter was injured while helping to rescue a horse in Castro Valley on Friday.

The horse reportedly fell down a 50-foot ravine off of the 9500 Block of Crow Canyon Road.

Emergency crews called a veterinarian to the scene to sedate the horse, so crews could safely secure the animal and haul it back up the embankment, according to Alameda County Fire Department spokeswoman Aisha Knowles.

One firefighter was injured in the rescue attempt when the horse kicked him. The firefighter was transported to the hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening and for further evaluation.

Officials said that the horse was safely brought back up to the top of the ravine and is in the care of medical professionals who are assessing any damages.

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