VIDEO: Bizarre moment horse rescued from third-floor flat on zip wire

A horse was rescued from a third-floor flat in São Leopoldo, Brazil, after spending 10 days there due to floods. The seven-hour operation involved 15 rescue workers who sedated and blindfolded the mare before extraction.
A horse was rescued from a third-floor flat in São Leopoldo, Brazil, after spending 10 days there due to floods. The seven-hour operation involved 15 rescue workers who sedated and blindfolded the mare before extraction.
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A horse had to be rescued from a third-floor flat during a seven-hour operation.

Around 15 rescue workers took part in the rescue mission.

The residential building was vacant at the time due to torrential rains and flash floods in recent weeks.

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The horse is believed to have walked up to the third floor to seek shelter.

The building manager estimated that the mare had spent around 10 days in the flat in São Leopoldo, Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil.

Due to flood conditions, the complicated rescue lasted more than seven hours on 14 May.

Emergency workers had to sedate and blindfold the animal before attempting to extract her through a window, as seen in the images.

Once she was safely on terra firma, the rescue team fed the starving mare.

One local commented: “My god, what a spectacular job! Example to the world.”

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Daniela said: “You are heroes to so many animals you’ve saved during terrible flood!”

Marcia wrote: “Another rescue that deserves applause!”

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Fire brigade spokesperson Captain Gularte believes the horse climbed the building’s staircase to reach a safe place.

The apartment block had previously been evacuated due to the heavy rains that have battered the region since the end of April.

Around 100,000 São Leopoldo residents have had to leave their homes due to the floods.

About 600,000 people have been left without homes in the state, as reported by Need To Know.

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