No horsing around for firefighters after rescuing animal from ditch near Whittlesey

Firefighters were called on to rescue a horse which had become trapped in a ditch near Whittlesey.

Friday, 6th July 2018, 1:33 pm
Updated Monday, 16th July 2018, 5:50 pm
The horse being rescued. Photo: Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service

Two crews from Dogsthorpe and the north roaming fire engine were called to a ditch near the B1040 on Wednesday morning.

The crews arrived to find the horse with its front legs stuck in silt.

Wearing in-water gear and using specialist equipment, the firefighters worked with the owner to release the horse and get it safely out of the ditch.

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Firefighters spraying down the horse. Photo: Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service

All crews had returned to their stations by 2.20pm.

The horse being rescued. Photo: Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service