Lancashire firefighters rescue horse trapped up to its neck in mud

Firefighters rescued a horse after it became trapped up to its neck in a field in Longridge on Sunday afternoon.

Monday, 22nd May 2017, 10:54 am
Updated Sunday, 4th June 2017, 10:03 pm
Firefighters rescued a horse after it became trapped. Pic: Lancashire Fire and Rescue

A crew from Longridge was joined by a specialist animal rescue unit from Penwortham fire station and ‘rope rescue’ colleagues from St Annes.

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Longridge fire station watch manager Mark Hardman said it took about an hour to free the animal on land at Alston Lane.

“We used ropes and slings to rescue the horse and it was then attended to by a vet who has been present throughout,” he said.

“Our colleagues from St Annes brought over a specialist bipod but in the end it wasn’t needed.”