Fire crews stage two hour horse rescue

Firefighters from Wigan and Leigh rescued a horse from a waterlogged ditch in a late night rescue mission.

Monday, 3rd October 2016, 8:41 am
Updated Tuesday, 4th October 2016, 1:34 pm
Firefighters rescued the horse after a two hour effort

Crews were called to a location off Newton Road in Lowton just after midnight on Monday.

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The 12-hand horse had become trapped in a ditch which was three foot deep with mud and water.

It was eventually freed after a two hour effort with firefighters using slings to raise the horse out.

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said a vet was called to assess the animal’s condition.