A horse stranded in a water-filled ditch in Brent Knoll has been rescued by a Burnham-On-Sea fire crew.

A fire engine from Burnham-On-Sea and an animal rescue team from Bridgwater were sent to Wick Lane, Brent Knoll at 3.51pm on Thursday (January 30th).

“They were sent to a report of a horse stuck in a water filled ditch,” confirmed a spokesman.

“On arrival, crews confirmed this was a 17 year old horse stuck and they got to work with hand tools to remove the undergrowth to assist in the rescue. They then used water safety equipment to release the horse.”

The horse’s owner said: “I can’t thank these guys enough for the amazing teamwork displayed, resulting in a successful recovery of my poor horse. Words cannot express my gratitude and appreciation for the wonderful work our fire department do.”

She added that her horse is “recovering slowly” after the ordeal.

Pictured: Burnham-On-Sea fire crews at a previous horse rescue 


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