• Thu. Jun 13th, 2024

Horse rescued from Oxford Canal by fire service

Byoxfordnewspaper

Aug 6, 2022

A horse was rescued after falling into a canal.

Jake the horse accidentally fell into the water north of Pigeon’s Lock, Oxford Canal in Kirtlington on Thursday morning.

Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue and the local Canal and River Trust team raced to the scene to help the tried and distressed horse out of the water.

READ MORE: Oxford's areas poked fun at on Reddit thread

Oxford Mail: Jake the horse was rescued from Oxford Canal. Picture: Canal & River Trust London & South EastJake the horse was rescued from Oxford Canal. Picture: Canal & River Trust London & South East

Rescuers from Kidlington Fire Station used apples to encouraged Jake along the canal to a spot around 50 metres away, where he could safely exit the water.

After coaxing Jake out of the water, the horse returned to his field no worse for wear.

A video shared by the fire service showed Jake getting out of the water, as a crowd of onlookers cheered for his safe rescue.

Read more from this author

This story was written by Sophie Perry. She joined the team in 2021 as a digital reporter.

You can get in touch with her by emailing: sophie.perry@newsquest.co.uk

Follow her on Twitter @itssophieperry

A message from our Editor

Thank you for reading this story and supporting the Oxford Mail.

If you like what we do please consider getting a subscription for the Oxford Mail and in return we’ll give you unrestricted access with less adverts across our website from the latest news, investigations, features, and sport.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Tik Tok for more.

You can also join the conversation in our Facebook groups: stay ahead of traffic alerts here, keep up to date with the latest from court here, share your favourite memories of Oxford here, get your daily dose of celebrity news here and take some time out with news that will make you smile.

If you’ve got a story for our reporters, send us your news here. You can also list an event for free here.