Firefighters hoist horse that fell into water tank

Firefighters in Australia used a sling and an excavator to hoist a horse that fell into a water tank and was unable to climb back out.

Fire and Rescue New South Wales said a crew from Narellan responded Thursday to Belimbla Park, where a 5-year-old horse named Jester had fallen into a water tank.

Officials said in a Facebook post that the horse’s fall was “softened by water which had half-filled the tank.”

A crew from Liverpool brought slings and harness for the horse and firefighters borrowed an excavator from a neighboring property to hoist the horse to safety.

“We understand Jester is doing well,” the post said.