(NewsNation) — Deputies from one Nevada law enforcement agency had to perform a rescue mission on a donkey stuck in a 10-foot mining hole.
According to officials with the Nye County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a rural area outside Rhyolite, a town just about 10 miles east of the California border, on Dec. 1 at around 1 p.m. after a hiker had called in a report of a wild donkey trapped in a hole in an abandoned mine.
Capt. David Boruchowitz led a rescue team with a deputy and two animal control officers, an official from the agency said in a video press release.
Because of where the mining hole entrance was on the mountain, deputies had to travel on foot.
They tied a rope around the donkey and made sure it wasn’t injured before spending several hours working to hoist the animal out of the hole.
Once it was finally out; deputies said the donkey took off.
The mining hole is now set to be closed so a similar incident doesn’t happen again.