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SEA RESCUE Horse Swims 2 Miles Ryan Kelly, Santa Barbara Harbor Patrol / AP Photo

Horse Swims 2 Miles

An Arabian horse named William was rescued from the sea on Tuesday after he got spooked and ran into the water, swimming two miles out to sea. The 7-year-old horse bolted from a beach photo shoot near Santa Barbara, Calif. and plunged into the ocean, launching a rescue effort that included helicopter searchers. He was finally spotted two miles from the shore, swimming toward oil rigs. Rescuers attached a hook to the horse’s reins and pulled him into a boat. He was examined by a veterinarian and released back to his owner.

May 17, 2012 7:07 AM