Posted: 03.06.20 at 08:55 by Hannah Corfield
Exmouth specialist animal rescue team were called yesterday afternoon (Tues) to assist with a horse that had become trapped in mud on a farm in Axmouth.
According to a statement from Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service: "We received a call from a member of the public reporting that her horse had fallen into an old sunken muck heap and become stuck.
"A fire appliance from Seaton and specialist rescue crews from Exmouth were immediately mobilised by fire control.
"On arrival, the incident commander confirmed that one horse was trapped in mud and while specialist rescue teams were en-route, the crews got to work to make the scene safe. A telehandler from Service Headquarters in Exeter was also sent to assist with the rescue.
"The horse was eventually rescued using specialist rescue equipment and a telehandler and was left in the care of its owner and the vet."