Couple, baby horse rescued in Salt River

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David Baker, AZ Family

MESA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

A couple who went into the Salt River to save a baby horse needed rescuing of their own on Thursday.

Ryan Schultz and Bren Schultz tried to rescue the foal near the Coon Bluff Campground in Mesa, said the Salt River Wild Horse Management Group.

But the river was too strong for them and they got stuck in the water.

Maricopa County Sheriff's Office deputies were called to rescue them.

Crews used a rope line to make sure they didn't get swept down the river and then deputies on a boat rescued the couple and the horse.

Ryan and Bren were cold but should be OK, said the Salt River Wild Horse Management Group.

The foal was reunited with his mom. 

The Salt River Wild Horse Management Group said it will check on Friday morning on the foal. The group said if he makes it, the newborn will be named Clint, after the deputy in charge of the rescue.

Originally posted by AZ Family