Trapped horse rescued at Axmouth

PUBLISHED: 10:44 03 June 2020

FIre crews from Seaton and Exmouth helped to rescue a horse stuck in mud in Axmouth. Picture: Contributed

FIre crews from Seaton and Exmouth helped to rescue a horse stuck in mud in Axmouth. Picture: Contributed

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Firefighters had to rescue a horse which got stuck in mud at Axmouth yesterday (Tuesday, June2).

FIre crews from Seaton and Exmouth helped to rescue a horse stuck in mud in Axmouth. Picture: ContributedFIre crews from Seaton and Exmouth helped to rescue a horse stuck in mud in Axmouth. Picture: Contributed

The animal’s owner called for help after it fell into an old sunken muck heap and become trapped.

A fire appliance from Seaton and specialist rescue crews from Exmouth were called to the scene at around 5.20pm

FIre crews from Seaton and Exmouth helped to rescue a horse stuck in mud in Axmouth. Picture: ContributedFIre crews from Seaton and Exmouth helped to rescue a horse stuck in mud in Axmouth. Picture: Contributed

While specialist rescue teams were en-route, the crews got to work to make the scene safe. A telehandler from fire service headquarters in Exeter was also sent to assist with the rescue.

The horse was eventually rescued using specialist equipment and a telehandler and was left in the care of its owner and a vet.

FIre crews from Seaton and Exmouth helped to rescue a horse stuck in mud in Axmouth. Picture: ContributedFIre crews from Seaton and Exmouth helped to rescue a horse stuck in mud in Axmouth. Picture: Contributed

FIre crews from Seaton and Exmouth helped to rescue a horse stuck in mud in Axmouth. Picture: ContributedFIre crews from Seaton and Exmouth helped to rescue a horse stuck in mud in Axmouth. Picture: Contributed


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