rescue drama in photos: Owner thanks Burnham fire crews
were the dramatic scenes near Burnham-On-Sea earlier this week
when the town's fire crews were called to rescue a pony stuck
in a water-filled ditch.
distraught owner of the animal, Rachael Fear, could only watch
as Juniper was unable to free himself after getting stranded in
a roadside ditch in Lympsham.
As pictured here, firefighters from Burnham and Weston were called
to the scene in West Road and used lines and flotation devices
to safeguard the nine year-old pony.
animal was then hauled free by the crews using ropes, much to
the relief of Rachael.
am so incredibly grateful for the help of the fire crews in carrying
out this rescue and am so relieved that it ended happily for Juniper,"
she told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
became completely stuck in the ditch and could not be pulled out
dozen firefighters from Burnham-On-Sea and Weston joined the rescue
and Juniper was finally pulled free from the ditch
a checkover, he was judged to be fine despite the drama