Horse rescued and dragged to safety after tornado flings it into bog

Dramatic scene comes as US experiences record breaking tornado season

Liam James
Thursday 30 May 2019 15:42

A horse in Kansas has been rescued after it became stuck when a tornado picked it up and flung it into a bog.

When a tornado struck the rural community of Linwood, Kansas on 29 May, the unfortunate horse was swept up and flung into a bog in a nearby woodland.

The horse became stuck in the mud and remained there overnight until its owner - along with a team of family, friends and emergency responders - worked to drag it to safety.

Owner Javier Campos said the tornado carried his horse nearly three hundred yards from his now destroyed barn before dumping it in the bog.

Veterinarian Dr Brooke Johnson was on the scene to administer medication to the wounded horse after the successful rescue effort.

The incident comes during a record-breaking tornado season for the US. Tuesday saw the 12th consecutive day that at least eight tornadoes were recorded across the country, beating the record set in 1980.

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