By: KDKA-TV News Staff

LAWRENCE COUNTY (KDKA) — Rescuers were called after a horse in Lawrence County fell into a cistern on Friday.

The horse fell into the covered cistern that the horse’s owners did not know about near Frew Mill Road.

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Rescue officials worked to get the horse out, but sadly, it suffered a broken femur and had to be put down.