December 2, 2010
horse rescued by Burnham-On-Sea fire crews
stranded horse was rescued by Burnham-On-Sea fire crews after
it got into difficulty in a ditch in the village of Mark on Thursday
morning (December 2nd).
Crews were called to Vole Road in Mark at 8.39am when a farmer
raised the alarm after finding the animal stuck.
Fire spokeswoman Lindsay Mears told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Crews
used lines, a harness and a farmer's tractor to rescue the horse
from the icy water-filled ditch."
"Crews wearing drysuits attached strops and lines to the
horse in order to rescue the horse from the ditch."
She added that once the horse had been succesfully pulled out
of the ditch it was returned to the care of its owner.