Exmouth and Exeter firefighters rescue horse stuck in ditch in Somerset

A horse rescued from a ditch after it jumped over a hedge and landed awkwardly was freed by firefighters from Exmouth and Exeter.

The crews on Tuesday afternoon (October 6) took specialist rescue equipment to Stocklinch, in Somerset, and joined firefighters from Ilminster to help the horse.

The animal was checked over by a vet and left with its owner.

A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “Fire crews from Ilminster along with specialist rescue resources from Exmouth and Exeter were sent to a report of a horse stuck in a ditch.

“The owner was attendance with the horse who had jumped over a hedge and landed awkwardly in the ditch.

“The crews used specialist rescue equipment and a farmer with their tractor to rescue the horse from the ditch.

“The horse was checked over by a local vet and left in the care of its owner.”

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