Fire crews called to rescue horse from water-filled dyke near Whittlesey

Firefighters rescued a horse from a water-filled dyke off East Delph, Whittlesey. Picture: CAMBS FIR

Firefighters rescued a horse from a water-filled dyke off East Delph, Whittlesey. Picture: CAMBS FIRE & RESCUE SERVICE - Credit: Archant

Firefighters were called this morning to rescue a horse from a water-filled dyke on the outskirts of Whittlesey.

Crews from Whittlesey and Dogsthorpe were called to East Delph shortly after 6am.

The horse had to be sedated by a vet before crews were able to pull it from the water.

Station commander Jamie Johnson, the officer in charge at the incident, said: “This was a difficult rescue due to the depth of the water and the size of the horse.

“The crews did a great job working with the vet to ensure the horse was rescued safely and was unharmed.”


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It was the second time in four days that Fenland’s fire crews were called to rescue a horse from water.

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