Horse rescued from ditch

Ilfracombe firefighters free trapped animal

FIRE crews freed a horse from a ditch in Ilfrcaombe earlier this morning (Thursday).

The animal was reported trapped in heavy undergrowth in the Marlborough Road are of the town at around 8.15am.

Two appliances from Ilfracombe and the mudmat from Barnstaple were mobilised to the incident.

Once crews arrived they requested the specialist team from Barnstaple, which was then stood down once the specialist rescue advisor arrived at the scene.


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Crews released the horse using small tools.

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