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HAPPY ENDING: Horse rescued on Mt. Lemmon, minor injury

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UPDATE:  Around 4pm Friday afternoon, rescue personnel were able to walk Lively Leslie up the trail to safety. Owner James Nourtsis thanked the rescuers: "I gave them all hugs. That's like my daughter, Lively Leslie is my daughter and these people out here helped me save my daughter."

The Nourtsis' had 2 horses on the trail when the lead horse, who was unfamiliar with the trail, spooked and fell down a ravine.   Mt. Lemmon Fire Department firefighters were first on the scene and began cutting a trail to the horse in the brush. Southern Arizona Rescue Association assisted in cutting more trail to help the horse with footing. Mt Lemmon firefighters treated the horse for a laceration to a hind leg.

Lively Leslie was able to come out on her own. Nourtsis believes the horse will be fine.


Pima County Search & Rescue and Southern Arizona Rescue Association are working to rescue an injured horse on Mt. Lemmon.

Details are limited right now. It is unclear what happened that caused injury to the house, though the rider, we're told, is uninjured.

Rescue personnel were called to the Red Ridge Trailhead  around 1pm Friday afternoon.

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