Westport teen recalls scene of horse rescue

WESTPORT, Mass. (WPRI) — Emergency responders on Tuesday rushed to the aid of a horse that became trapped in the ocean off the coast of Westport.

Ashlee Ponte was riding a different horse on Gooseberry Island when her friend fell off her horse, which fell sideways into the water and began moving deeper into the ocean and drifting farther from shore.

“I was calm, I was crying because I thought he wasn’t going to make it,” the 13-year-old said Wednesday.

In the above video, Ponte recalls the tense scene for Eyewitness News.

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