Horse rescued from Herberton mine shaft on the mend
Dramatic rescue: Graedawn Cruisin' recovering after a tense six-hour rescue operation that saw the horse recovered from an abandoned mine shaft near Herberton.
A HORSE which survived a six-hour rescue after falling down an abandoned Herberton mine shaft continues his miraculous recovery.
Graedawn Cruisin' tumbled 5m down the shaft last Thursday and emerged hypothermic and injured hours later after an epic rescue effort.
In pictures: The rescue of Graedawn Cruisin'
Owners Graeme and Rose Cameron have returned home to Mackay, while the 10-year-old gelding continues its recovery on the property of Tableland vet John Robertson.
"He's really good," Mrs Cameron said.
"He's out of the vet clinic and at the home of John Robertson and he's just recuperating.
"His eyes are really good and the swelling on his face has gone down."