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Injured Horse Rescue out of Eagle Cap Wilderness

The power of social media and friend networks brought a formidable group of people together to pull off the dramatic rescue of an injured horse in Oregon on August 7.  Washington resident Sandra Cheek joined the rescue effort to provide the equine sling that was used to move the horse, called Otis.

This video of the rescue was captured by Whitney Wilber, daughter of Otis’ owner. In the video, the rescue can be seen going off without a hitch, as Otis is carefully airlifted through the air by Columbia Basin Helicopters, Inc.  before landing and being attended to by a group of people.

Cheek said on Facebook that Otis is “expected to make a full recovery.” She told Storyful that the rescue’s success was down to “all the random acts of kindness and generosity from reaching out on social media and tapping our personal resources.”