Horse rescued from ditch, Ince Blundell


Location: Crossbarn Lane, Ince Blundell

Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service was called to Crossbarn Lane, Ince Blundell, on Friday 22nd January following reports of a horse in difficulty.

Crews were alerted at 12.50pm and on scene at 12.57pm. One fire engine attended as well as the search and rescue appliance.

On arrival crews found a horse trapped in a ditch, approximately 1.5m deep. The horse has been stuck for around two hours. 

MFRS crews used large animal straps and a 3 tonne telehandler to raise the horse to a standing position and then out of the ditch. 

Once the horse was upright, crews used a hose reel jet to clean the mud away from the animal. 

The owners of the horse were assessed at the scene by North West Ambulance Service but no further treatment was required.

Firefighters left the scene at 2.56pm and left the horse in the care of its owners and a vet.