Nevada law enforcement officials rescue stranded donkey from a mining hole in ... trends now

Nevada law enforcement officials rescue stranded donkey from a mining hole in ... trends now
Nevada law enforcement officials rescue stranded donkey from a mining hole in ... trends now

Nevada law enforcement officials rescue stranded donkey from a mining hole in ... trends now

Dramatic video shows the moments deputies from one Nevada law enforcement agency had to perform a rescue mission on a donkey stuck in a mining hole. 

The save happened on Thursday, December 1, around 1pm in a rural area outside of Rhyolite, Nevada, a ghost town just about 10 miles east of the California border. 

According to officials with the Nye County Sheriff's Office, a hiker had called in a report of a wild donkey trapped in a hole in an abandoned mine. 

'Captain Boruchowitz led a rescue team with a deputy and two animal control officers,' an official from the agency said in a video press release. 

Rescuers did not hesitate to jump into action and save a donkey stranded in an old mining tunnel in Nye County, Nevada

Rescuers did not hesitate to jump into action and save a donkey stranded in an old mining tunnel in Nye County, Nevada

The group used a rope and pully system to pull up the donkey from the hole

The group used a rope and pully system to pull up the donkey from the hole 

Upon arrival, the deputies discovered the mine tunnel entrance was on top of a mountain range, and said the landscape made it 'difficult to reach with any vehicle.' 

The law enforcement officials were forced to 'traverse the rough terrain' to save the animal, located in a 10 foot hole inside the old mining tunnel entrance. 

When rescuers finally made it down to where the donkey was stuck, they found the animal responsive, but hungry and dehydrated. The animal appeared to be in good condition, otherwise. 

The group was able to use a rope and harness to properly secure the animal before attempting to pull it out. 

Backup from the Beatty Fire Department was called in and the rescuers were able to utilize a pully-system to hoist the donkey up as he was secured by the harness. 

In all, the save took 'several hours,' according to the agency, and was

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