Horse rescued from ditch, Great Altcar


Location: Causeway Lane, Great Altcar

Firefighters attended an incident on Causeway Lane, Great Altcar, on Monday 31st August.

Crews were alerted shortly after 7.30am. One fire engine and the search and rescue appliance from Merseyside attended, as well as one fire engine from Lancashire FRS. 

On arrival crews found a five year old cob horse stuck in a ditch, where it is believed to have been overnight. 

Station Manager Phil Byrne said: "Crews worked together to fit straps to the horse before using plant machinery from the local farm to lift the horse clear and to safety.

"The horse was checked over by a vet prior to being reunited with its friends in the correct field."