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Horse trapped in culvert rescued in Lehigh County

Published On: Mar 31 2013 06:51:57 PM EDT   Updated On: Apr 01 2013 09:05:59 AM EDT

Horse rescued in North Whitehall

NORTH WHITEHALL TWP., Pa. -

A horse that got caught in a culvert in Lehigh County is safe, thanks to some observant motorists.

Officials say a horse ended up in a drainage ditch off Mill Creek Road in North Whitehall Twp., after a fence it was resting against gave way.

People driving by noticed the horse and called authorities.

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The horse was lying in the culvert for at least an hour before the fire department came to the rescue.

Officials say the horse is doing fine.