Firefighters came to the rescue after a horse spooked during a thunderstorm slipped down a ravine in Wildwood Monday morning.
The horse, named Memo, was tangled in vines, pressed against a tree and in danger of falling another 25 feet when Monarch firefighters worked alongside members of MERS Animal Rescue to pull the horse to safety.
The entire rescue took about five hours.
Several volunteers were treated for heat exhaustion.
Memo was being treated by veterinarians but did not survive. Memo died Tuesday.