Horse Swims 2 Miles

    This image provided by the Santa Barbara Harbor Patrol shows Carpenteria firefighters and State lifeguards preparing to assist a horse swimmin offshore near Carpinteria, Calif. The Arabian horse named William got spooked during a California beachside photo shoot Tuesday and swam a mile out to sea before rescuers got to him and helped him back to shore. (AP Photo/Santa Barbara Harbor Patrol, Ryan Kelly)

    Ryan Kelly, Santa Barbara Harbor Patrol / AP Photo

    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.

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