Published: May 25, 2009
Burnham-On-Sea fire crews help free trapped horse from ditch

Burnham-On-Sea fire crews helped to pull a stranded horse out of a ditch in Brent Knoll on Sunday afternoon (May 24th).

The race horse had become stuck on farmland near Station Road and the alarm was raised when a nearby resident spotted the animal in a distressed state.

Fire crews from Burnham-On-Sea and Weston-super-Mare attended the scene and used specialised machinery to haul the animal free.

"It was quite a long incident and took several hours to be fully resolved," Burnham fire station officer Ian Hazelton told


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