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Firefighters Rescue Hapless Horse Weighing A Tonne After It Sank Into A Muddy Ditch

This is the dramatic moment firefighters saved a horse that got stuck up to its middle in a muddy ditch.

Rescue crews spent three hours trying to free the one-tonne animal after it slipped down a steep embankment and into a 6ft deep bog.

Pictures taken by firefighters show teams hooking straps around the horse while a digger removed earth to help rescuers haul it to safety.

After three hours the horse, named Max, was freed and reunited with its relieved owner.

The Eversham fire station came to the rescue of a neigh-bour in need yesterday – when they rescued a horse called Max from a ditch in South Littleton, Worcestershire. September 12 2019.
The Eversham fire station came to the rescue of a neigh-bour in need yesterday – when they rescued a horse called Max from a ditch in South Littleton, Worcestershire. September 12 2019.

Firefighters were called to the scene in the village of South Littleton, Worcs., at 9am on Thursday (12/9).

The found Max standing in the bog with both legs stuck firmly in the thick mud.

A vet was called to sedate Max while firefighters from Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service winched the animal to safety.

Watch commander Nick Tuckwell, from Evesham Fire Station, said: “The owners of the horse were very grateful to the crews for their hard work and determination to get Max back on his feet in the most timely manner possible.”

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