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Horse rescued from pond near Whitchurch

By Lisa O'Brien | North Shropshire | News | Published:

A horse was rescued by firefighters after getting stuck in a drainage outlet within a pond near Whitchurch today.

Pic: @SFRS_PDavies

Two crews, including the rescue tender, were sent from Wellington and Wem to Prees Green at 8.25am.

Pic: @SFRS_PDavies

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service said one horse was assisted from open water using animal rescue equipment.

Pic: @SFRS_PDavies

Phil Davies, a duty station manager for the fire service, posted on Twitter: "Great team work today to rescue horse trapped in a drainage outlet within pond. Calm, steady and professional approach ending in quick rescue. All well and happy.

"Thanks to local farmer for offer of help too."

Lisa O'Brien

By Lisa O'Brien
Senior Reporter - @lisaobrien_Star

Senior reporter based at Shropshire Star's head office in Ketley. Covering the Telford area.

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