Fire service attends trapped horses

Humberside Fire Service

Humberside Fire Service

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Humberside firefighters attended two separate incidents in the same morning in which horses were trapped.

In the first incident on Thursday, at Wansford Road, Nafferton, a horse had become stuck in a beck.

Firefighters were called to the scene at just before 8am where they used spades to dig steps into the embankment of the beck to allow the horse to climb out into the care of its owner.

Also in attendance was the Humberside Fire and Rescue Technical Support Unit which is a back-up appliance carrying specialist equipment for animal rescues such as cutting gear and harnesses.

In the second incident, firefighters were called to Spring Road, Goodmanham, at just after 9.30am after a member of the public reported their horse had become trapped inside a horse box.

The animal had sustained serious injuries however and had to be put down by a vet who was in attendance at the scene.

A spokesperson for Humberside Fire and Rescue service said firefighters were specially trained in the rescue of large animals such as horses and cows.

She said: “We usually get called to a handful of horse rescues every year, but it’s unusual to have two on the same day.”

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