trapped in two metres of slurry rescued by Burnham fire crew
horse that was trapped up to its neck in two metres of slurry
was rescued in the early hours of today (Sunday, April 18th) by
fire crews from Burnham-On-Sea, Bridgwater and Taunton.
animal was reported to be in difficulty in Dunwear Lane, Dunwear,
near Bridgwater at 11pm on Saturday evening.
Burnham fire crew was among those called to help the animal, which
was freed after a two-hour operation.
arrival, crews confirmed the horse was up to its neck in approximately
two metres of slurry," a fire spokesman told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
"The owner assisted with a tractor to remove a large quantity
of slurry from the lagoon."
donned dry suits to enter with the assistance of mud paths and
strops. Slings were placed around the horse and at 12.58am the
horse was removed from the slurry pit."
local vet was also called to the incident and assisted by sedating
the horse while it was removed.