Horse had to be airlifted out of river

March 16, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
A horse stranded since Friday on a sandbar in Buckeye, Arizona finally has been rescued.

"Colorado" became trapped when four riders tried to cross the Gila River, but got caught in fast moving water.

The riders and other horses were rescued, but Colorado got stuck.

A benefactor paid for the helicopter.

Colorado was flown about half a mile to safety.