Nevada law enforcement rescues stranded donkey from mine shaft in dramatic video

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Dramatic video shows the moments Nevada law enforcement officers had to rescue a donkey stuck in a mine shaft.

The rescue took place on Thursday, December 1 at around 1pm in a rural area outside Rialto, Nevadaghost town about 10 miles east of California border.

According to officials with the Nye County Sheriff’s Office, a hiker called to report a wild donkey found in a pit in an abandoned mine.

“Captain Baruchowitz led the rescue team with a deputy and two animal control officers,” an agency spokesperson said in a video press release.

Rescuers didn’t hesitate to jump into action and rescue a donkey trapped in an old mine tunnel in Nye County, Nevada

The group used a rope and pull system to pull the donkey out of the pit

The group used a rope and pull system to pull the donkey out of the pit

Upon arrival, deputies found the mine tunnel entrance to be at the top of a mountain ridge and were told it was “difficult to access by any vehicle” due to the landscape.

Law enforcement officials had to “cross-country” to rescue the animal, which was trapped in a 10-foot hole inside an old mine tunnel entrance.

When rescuers finally got to where the donkey was stuck, they found the animal sympathetic but hungry and dehydrated. The rest of the animal was in good condition.

The group was able to use rope and harness to properly secure the animal before attempting to pull it out.

Backup was called from the Beatty Fire Department and rescuers were able to use a traction system to lift the donkey, which was secured by a harness.

Overall, the compliance took “several hours,” according to the agency, and was ultimately “successful.”

The entrance to the mountain tunnel was at the top of a mountain range, requiring a group of officers to climb to the top

The entrance to the mountain tunnel was at the top of a mountain range, requiring a group of officers to climb to the top

Rough terrain has made it impossible for vehicles to reach the tunnel entrance where the donkey is said to have been killed

Rough terrain has made it impossible for vehicles to reach the tunnel entrance where the donkey is said to have been killed

The donkey was eventually rescued shortly before 6 p.m. Thursday, an official with the Nye County Sheriff’s Office said.

After the donkey was pulled out of the hole, the donkey wasted no time in “running.”

It turned out that the animal was not injured.

At this time, law enforcement agencies are working to close the entrance to the mountain tunnel to avoid similar incidents in the future.

The donkey took off running and appeared to be unharmed after being pulled from the hole

The donkey took off running and appeared to be unharmed after being pulled from the hole

“We’re working now to get that entrance closed so it doesn’t happen again,” said Nye County Sheriff Sharon Werley.

The sheriff thanked his team and others who got involved for their “extraordinary efforts” when it came to saving the life of an innocent animal.

“I want to thank everyone for their extraordinary efforts, for climbing the mountain, going into the mine and rescuing that poor animal that was in a 10-foot hold,” Verley said.

“I really enjoy seeing people work together and accomplish a task. And I’m so glad to send the little animal on its way, – she continued.

The entrance to the well will be closed to avoid future incidents, officials said

The entrance to the well will be closed to avoid future incidents, officials said

The group also received high praise on social media for their efforts. The video is published in them Facebook the page has been viewed more than 4,500 times.

Their post also received hundreds of likes and dozens of comments from residents thanking them for their actions.

‘It’s wonderful! Thanks to everyone who helped with the rescue! You are all angels,” one person wrote.

“Love it! Thank you for saving this poor donkey,” wrote another, using the Spanish word for donkey.

‘Great!!! Bless all involved in the rescue. Shout out to the tourist!!’ another Facebook user said.

Commenters on the Nye County Sheriff's Office Facebook page were quick to thank them for their actions when it came to rescuing the stranded animal

Commenters on the Nye County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page were quick to thank them for their actions when it came to rescuing the stranded animal

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