CARVER (CBS) — Members of the Plymouth County Technical Rescue Team pulled a horse from a bog in Carver on Saturday afternoon, according to the Duxbury Fire Department.

At about 2:50, the horse was reported trapped in a bog near Center Street. When rescue crews arrived, the animal was stuck in a 6-foot-wide ditch, in water up to the animal’s neck.

Duxbury Fire Department firefighters and other elements of the Technical Rescue Team, which is trained to conduct large-animal rescue efforts and has a veterinarian on staff, used ropes and other tethers to pull the horse to safety. The Carver Fire Department helped transport rescue equipment to the scene with a 6×6 all-terrain vehicle.

The horse appeared to be unharmed and was returned to its owner.

The Technical Rescue Team includes a couple dozen firefighters drawn from the 27 cities and towns in Plymouth County.

Firefighters rescue a horse that was trapped in a Carver bog on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013. (Credit: Duxbury Fire Department)

Firefighters rescue a horse that was trapped in a Carver bog on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013. (Credit: Duxbury Fire Department @DXFD_PIO)

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