Mason County, WA (KIRO/CNN) - Until a backhoe arrived, firefighters were digging by hand, trying to rescue a horse stuck in some sort of well west of Seattle.
At one point, the stuck horse was standing in water up to its stomach.
But firefighters were able to pump some of the water out of the hole.
The backhoe helped speed up the rescue operation.
More than a dozen people helped, even putting food into the hole so the horse could eat.