July 31, 2021


World News

Flying donkey alert! Trapped donkey rescued by Spanish helicopter crew

Firefighters from the Community of Madrid rescued by helicopter on Thursday a donkey that had become trapped among wires and brambles in the village of El Boalo, in the Madrid-area section of the Guadarrama mountain range.

The owner of the animal called the emergency services when he was unable to release Olivia, the donkey who was exhausted after trying to free herself for hours.

Images published by the Emergency Service of the Community of Madrid show the rescue operation of Olivia.

A helicopter belonging to the Heights Rescue Group (GERA) rescued the animal who was seen suspended in the air with a special harness as it was flown over the mountains.

According to local reports, with the assistance of a veterinarian, the animal was lightly sedated so that it could be transported safely. Fortunately, the donkey is reportedly progressing favourably after treatment by the vet.