Firefighters rescue horse from ditch

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By tinap | Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 14:25

A horse had to be rescued using specialist lifting equipment early this morning (Oct 30) after it fell into a two-metre dyr ditch in Sticklepath, near Okehampton.

A specialist rescue team was called from Exeter, along with fire crews from Okehampton and Barnstaple, to help free the animal at around 8.50am today. 

The thirty-five year old horse, which measured sixteen hands, was winched to safety using strops, small tools and a local telehandler.

The horse was checked over by a vet, but was not injured by its ordeal.

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