Forklift needed to rescue horse stuck in dumpster

A horse has been rescued in bizarre circumstances in Huntington Beach, California.

Witnesses say 18-year-old Rodeo somehow escaped his enclosure at a stable and took off running onto a platform above a dumpster with a lid, then jumped on top and fell through.

He was trapped in there for over an hour.

Huntington Beach fire crews couldn't get Rodeo out of the dumpster - until a stablehand showed up armed with a forklift.

Watch the video for the full CBS News report.