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Horse and pony rescued from deep ditch in Rainford

Thursday, 15 November 2018
Reeds Brow, Rainford
Fire crews were called to Reeds Brow in Rainford on Thursday 15th November after a horse and a pony had become stuck in a 15ft ditch.

Crews were on scene from 8.05pm until around 10.15pm.

One engine and the search and rescue team attended the scene and used slings and a farmer's JCB vehicle to lift the horse and pony - one at a time - out of the ditch.

There was no way to walk the animals out of the ditch as it was narrow and deep.

Two members of MFRS crew set up water lighting in the ditch to illuminate the rescue area. Vets were also in attendance to assess the horses.

The young horse Grace was uninjured and, though Queenie suffered cuts to her back legs - which were treated by a vet -, she is not thought to be seriously injured.

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