Farmer helps firefighters rescue horse from gully

FIREFIGHTERS from Holsworthy and Okehampton were called out yesterday (Friday) to help release a horse which had become stuck in a ditch. The in-foal mare was discovered trapped upside down in an eight feet gully between a bank and a building at Northcomb

FIREFIGHTERS from Holsworthy and Okehampton were called out yesterday (Friday) to help release a horse which had become stuck in a ditch.

The in-foal mare was discovered trapped upside down in an eight feet gully between a bank and a building at Northcombe, Germansweek.

The firefighters were joined in the three-hour operation by a specialist rescue team from Camels Head.

They were also assisted by a neighbouring farmer, who used a mechanical digger to dig away the bank before the horse could be released, using strops and lines.


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