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Firefighters rescue trapped horse near Shrewsbury - with pictures

By Tom Oakley | Shrewsbury | News | Published: | Last Updated:

These are the dramatic moments a stricken horse was rescued from a ditch and hauled back on to its feet by specialist firefighters.

The rescue operation. Photo: @SFRSWellington

The river rescue crew from Wellington were called to Yockleton, near Shrewsbury, and used a hoist to rescue the 22-year-old horse.

The rescue operation. Photo: @SFRSWellington

Three fire engines were called out at about 9.30am on Sunday.

With support from a vet, it took firefighters about an hour-and-a-half to rescue the horse.

The rescue operation. Photo: @SFRSWellington

A Shropshire Fire and Rescue spokesperson said: "At 9.30pm on Sunday we received a call reporting an incident classified as animal rescue in Shrewsbury.

"Three fire appliances including the rescue tender team were mobilised from Shrewsbury.

"An operations officer and a vet was in attendance. One horse was successfully rescued using specialist equipment."

Tom Oakley

By Tom Oakley
Trainee Multi-Media Journalist

Express & Star reporter responsible for covering Walsall and Staffordshire. Got a story? Email tom.oakley@expressandstar.co.uk or call 01902 319482.

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