Exmouth firefighters’ animal rescue skills free a horse trapped on a post

The animal rescue team from Exmouth fire station helped free a horse trapped on fencing on New Year’s Day morning.

Firefighters from Exmouth were on Wednesday, January 1, tasked to help the Bovey Tracey crew when a horse was found stuck on a fence and could not get free.

Crews were called to Church Road, Hennock, Bovey Tracey, shortly before 11.30am.

A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “One fire appliance from Bovey Tracey and the animal rescue team from Exmouth attended a horse that was stuck on fencing and unable to get free.

“A vet was called to sedate the animal, and crews used a saw and other small tools to free the horse.

“Duty of care was left with the owner.”

Exmouth firefighters are trained in specialist animal rescue skills.

Last month a crew from Exmouth were called to help an owner and firefighters when a 25-year-old horse was trapped in boggy ground at Whiddon Down.

 

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