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Horses rescued when Sandy Springs stables flood

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SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -

Rising flood waters trapped horses inside a Sandy Springs stable on Sunday afternoon.  Rescue teams were called to Summit Equestrian Solutions on River Run around 4 p.m.

High waters from the Chattahoochee River were the cause of big problems at part of the Hunt Cliff Club and Stables.  All of the horses there had to be rescued because of the rising water.  Owners of the stables said the same thing happened in 2009 as well, and in fact, the water rose so high in September 2009 that the horses had to swim out.

This time, the owners were on the lookout.  They told FOX 5 they knew flooding was a possibility, so they called in the City of Milton's large animal rescue unit, as well as the Sandy Springs Fire Department.  They came and rescued about 20 horses from the stables.  By the end of the rescue, the water was waist deep.

The horses were being transported to drier ground in Alpharetta on Sunday night.  They'll likely stay there for a few days until the waters recede in Sandy Springs.

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