Girl, 14, dies after being mired in a bog while freeing horse

A teen girl who died in deep mud trying to extricate her horse has been identified as Zara Buren, 14, of Hamilton. Hamilton police say Zara was riding with her mother on an unfamiliar trail in Flamborough on Monday when her horse became stuck in the mud in a marshy bog. “The experienced riders were riding on a path not familiar to them when the horse ridden by the 14-year-old became trapped in a marshy bog,” Hamilton police said in a release. “The rider was able to dismount the horse and while waiting for help, she became submerged and a short time later she was pulled from the marsh without vital signs. The rider was transported to the hospital however, she succumbed to her injuries.”