Horse suffers after ordeal

PUBLISHED: 11:48 22 October 2010 | UPDATED: 14:11 22 October 2010

Horse rescue

Horse rescue

Avon & Somerset Fire

A 30-YEAR-OLD horse was rescued by firefighters after getting stuck in a water-filled ditch yesterday (Thurs).

When Weston crews arrived at Elmsley Lane in Kewstoke at 8.35am, they found Nashka in the rhyne with water half way up his legs. It is thought he may have been there for a number of hours.

Using specialist animal rescue equipment crews managed to get straps around the animal and with the help of a farmer’s tractor, they were able to pull him back up into the field.

He appeared to be suffering from a number of minor cuts and was cold, but otherwise unharmed by the ordeal.

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