Ottery and Honiton fire crews called to rescue 29-year-old horse

Crews from Ottery and Honiton were called to rescue a 29 year old horse from a ditch. Picture: Honit

Crews from Ottery and Honiton were called to rescue a 29 year old horse from a ditch. Picture: Honiton Fire Station - Credit: Archant

A 29-year-old horse was rescued by firefighters after three hours in a ditch.

Crews from Ottery and Honiton were called to rescue a 29 year old horse from a ditch. Picture: Honit

Crews from Ottery and Honiton were called to rescue a 29 year old horse from a ditch. Picture: Honiton Fire Station - Credit: Archant

Crews from Ottery and Honiton were sent to Green End Land in Plymtree shortly before 8.40am this morning (Monday).

The horse, which weighed 700kg, was sedated shortly after 10am while crews liaised with a vet to carry out the safest rescue.

A fire service telescopic handler was on standby and used alongside animal rescue equipment, lines, small tools and harness to rescue the animal.

The horse was rescued from the ditch at 11.47am and left in the care of the owner and the vet.

Crews from Ottery and Honiton were called to rescue a 29 year old horse from a ditch. Picture: Honit

Crews from Ottery and Honiton were called to rescue a 29 year old horse from a ditch. Picture: Honiton Fire Station - Credit: Archant


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