January 28, 2016
Dog rescued from upturned car near Burnham-On-Sea by fire crews

A pet dog has been rescued by fire crews after getting trapped in this upturned car next to a water-filled ditch near Burnham-On-Sea.

Fire crews from Burnham, Bridgwater and Taunton were called to the B3141 between East Huntspill and Woolavington just before 10am on Wednesday morning (January 27th) amid concerns that somone was trapped inside.

All the occupants had managed to scramble out of the vehicle, but the dog was trapped inside in a cage.

A fire spokesman told "Fire Control mobilised appliances from Bridgwater and Burnham-On-Sea, together with the specialist rescue team from Bridgwater and a rescue tender from Taunton."

"Upon arrival crews confirmed all persons were free and clear, but one dog was trapped in the vehicle that had rolled and was upside down in a water filled ditch."

"Crews got to work using hydraulic equipment to gain entry to the vehicle. At 10.11am, crews confirmed one dog had been released from the vehicle uninjured."

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