Fire crews rescue horse from bank of River Nene near Guyhirn

Firefighters rescued a horse from the river near Guyhirn. Picture: CAMBS FIRE & RESCUE SERVICE

Firefighters rescued a horse from the river near Guyhirn. Picture: CAMBS FIRE & RESCUE SERVICE - Credit: Archant

Firefighters rescued a horse from the River Nene near Guyhirn, this morning.

The call was made to fire control shortly before 7.30am, after a brown and white horse became trapped in water and mud.

Specially trained animal rescue firefighters worked with in-water teams to use animal rescue equipment and safely release the horse by about 9.35am.

Station commander Jamie Johnson said: “The tide was out, which exposed sinking mud on along the edge of the river so every time the horse tried to move it got its legs stuck even further down.

“A vet was in attendance and we worked closely with them however, did not sedate the horse because we needed it to, at points, be able to help us in the rescue operation. It was an arduous rescue for crews and took a multiple team effort to release him.”


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