fire crew called out twice in a day to stuck horses
horse was sedated so it could be rescued from a water-filled ditch
near Burnham-On-Sea on Wednesday morning (October 24th) and a
second horse got into trouble at nearby Lympsham.
animal's owner called the emergency services after it became stuck
next to Red Road in Berrow shortly at 9.20am.
fire crew from Burnham-On-Sea was joined by a special rescue team
spokesman said the horse had been trapped in around four feet
of water, and that the owner had requested a vet to sedate the
then cut part of the ditch's bank away before using strops, lines
and a Land Rover to winch the animal to safety.
fire crews were also called to a second incident at Willow Farm,
Lympsham at 3.30pm when a horse managed to clamber out of the
ditch by itself just after crews arrived.