Watch the miraculous moment firefighters lift horse from ditch with help from farmer

PUBLISHED: 16:13 26 May 2020 | UPDATED: 16:13 26 May 2020

Firefighters and a nearby farmer saved this horse from a ditch in Chatteris on Monday, May 25. Picture: Twitter/@cambsfrs

Firefighters and a nearby farmer saved this horse from a ditch in Chatteris on Monday, May 25. Picture: Twitter/@cambsfrs

Archant

A stranded horse was lifted from a ditch in the Fens during the bank holiday thanks to local firefighters and a nearby farmer.

The horse, which is now back with her owners recovering, fell into a ditch in Chatteris on Monday, May 25 and was unable to escape.

Luckily, firefighters from Chatteris, Sutton and Dogsthorpe were on hand to lift the mare from the muddy trench on Sixteen Foot Bank using a farmer’s JCB crane.

A spokesman for Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “We were called to rescue a horse that had fallen into a ditch in Chatteris.

“With assistance from a nearby farmer and his Telehandler, the horse was rescued and is now recovering well at home with her owner.

Firefighters and a nearby farmer saved this horse from a ditch in Chatteris on Monday, May 25. Picture: Twitter/@cambsfrs Firefighters and a nearby farmer saved this horse from a ditch in Chatteris on Monday, May 25. Picture: Twitter/@cambsfrs

“After being checked over by a vet, the horse was found to have no serious injuries.”

Firefighters and a nearby farmer saved this horse from a ditch in Chatteris on Monday, May 25. Picture: Twitter/@cambsfrs Firefighters and a nearby farmer saved this horse from a ditch in Chatteris on Monday, May 25. Picture: Twitter/@cambsfrs

Firefighters and a nearby farmer saved this horse from a ditch in Chatteris on Monday, May 25. Picture: Twitter/@cambsfrs Firefighters and a nearby farmer saved this horse from a ditch in Chatteris on Monday, May 25. Picture: Twitter/@cambsfrs


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Cambs Times. Click the link in the orange box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Cambs Times