Wow, haven't those idiots ever heard of a little invention called a SHOVEL?
With a little elbow grease and slightly higher brains to balls ratio they could have gotten that rig unstuck without any additional damage.
And last but not least, if you are pulling someone out, when was it EVER a good idea to try and solve problems by jerking instead of steady pulling? Wow. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif" alt="" />
I have to wonder how that rig got dug in so badly though. It almost looks like the rig was stuck and then left there during rains and the mud flow started to eat it. I mean shoot, those guys are walking all over that muddy wash area like it's plenty firm, doesn't look like the rig would have gotten stuck in it that way just by driving over it. Looks like someone had to abandon the rig there for a while or something.