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Luke Bryan Rescues Horse in Harpeth River

Ed Rode, WireImage

Luke Bryan was a real country hero last week, when he helped save a horse named Misty in Franklin, Tenn., just south of Nashville. The 15-year-old Appaloosa had wandered too far from its home, and fell 15 feet into the Harpeth River, Nashville television station WSMV reports. Luckily, the “Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye” singer and a friend were boating on the river and spotted the animal, which only had its head sticking out of the water. Luke, who lives in the area, alerted emergency workers.

“It was a blessing,” the horse’s owner, Janet McCormick, told the station. “If they hadn’t been going down the river in the boat, I wouldn’t have known that she’d fallen in … It was very upsetting. Very, very stressful.”

A team of 12 people, including county’s emergency management and rescue squad, worked tirelessly to pull the horse from the water. According to Williamson County Animal Control’s Dough Brightwell, workers had to “halter her, and with some straps and a tractor and a lot of manpower [got] her pulled out of the mud and back on the shore.”

Misty has a limp, but McCormick has been told that she will make a full recovery.

“You can’t thank anybody enough for taking an interest and being so helpful and genuine,” McCormick said. “It’s a blessing to have good neighbors.”

Read the full WSMV story here.

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