Published: October 25, 2012
Burnham-On-Sea fire crew called out twice in a day to stuck horses

A 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.

The animal's owner called the emergency services after it became stuck next to Red Road in Berrow shortly at 9.20am.

A fire crew from Burnham-On-Sea was joined by a special rescue team from Bridgwater.

A spokesman said the horse had been trapped in around four feet of water, and that the owner had requested a vet to sedate the animal.

Rescuers then cut part of the ditch's bank away before using strops, lines and a Land Rover to winch the animal to safety.

Burnham 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.


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