Horse rescued from ditch

10:07 21 July 2014

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A horse trapped in a ditch near Honiton had to be rescued by a special fire rescue team.

Firefighters from Honiton together with a special rescue team from Clyst St George were called to the incident last Friday, at 2.17pm, which happened at Fenny Bridges towards Feniton, Buckerell Cross.

The horse was found in a ditch, which was approximately 6ft deep and the attendance of a vet was requested by the owner.

A spokesman for Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said: “On arrival of the vet, the horse was sedated and crews had to cut away brambles to get better access.

“The horse was rescued by the crews and the farmer with a telehandler, small tools and lines.

“Duty of care was left with the owner.”

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