Fire Crews Rescue Horse From Deep Sink Hole

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Specialists from Avon and Somerset fire and rescue help a horse which had fallen down a sinkhole.
Specialists from Avon and Somerset fire and rescue help a horse which had fallen down a sinkhole.
Specialists from Avon and Somerset fire and rescue help a horse which had fallen down a sinkhole.

This is the moment fire crews pulled a horse to safety – out of a sink hole.

Firefighters were called after the half-tonne animal fell into the enormous hole in a field near East Harptree, Somerset.

Specialists from Avon and Somerset fire and rescue help a horse which had fallen down a sinkhole.
Specialists from Avon and Somerset fire and rescue help a horse which had fallen down a sinkhole.

It took workers an hour-and-a-half to winch the grey horse to safety on Friday – much to the relief of its worried owners.

A spokeswoman said: “We arrived at 3.15pm after receiving calls that a horse had fallen down a sink hole.

“The half tonne horse was trapped up to its head not far from the farm house. Crews liaised with residents and vet who was at the scene.

SWNS_SINKHOLE_01“Using animal rescue equipment the horse was released from the hole after it was sedated.

“Three crews attended the rescue which took one and a half hours.”

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