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Two horses rescued after getting stuck in the mud on Moreton Beach, Wirral

Saturday, 13 April 2019
Moreton Beach, Wirral
Crews are currently in attendance at Moreton Beach, Wirral, following reports that two horses had become stuck in the mud.

Crews were called at around 10.25am on Saturday 13th April. Two fire engines and the search and rescue appliance are in attendance.

On arrival crews found two horses stuck approximately 300m from the shore.

One of the horses managed to free itself and crews continue to work with colleagues from the RNLI and Coastguard to free the second horse.

Merseyside Police and North West Ambulance Service are also in attendance.

One person has been assessed at the scene by paramedics.

The incident is ongoing.


Crews have released the second horse from the mud. The animal has been handed over into the care of a vet for further assessmemt.

The two horse riders have been assessed at the scene by paramedics and a third person has been taken to hospital for further assessment.

Crews are now making up equipment and are expected to leave the scene shortly.

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