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Large horse stuck in ditch rescued by firefighters


Sep 22, 2022

FIREFIGHTERS have rescued a 27-year-old horse after it got stuck in a ditch.

Crews from Kidlington Fire Station and Wheatley Fire Station were called to rescue the large animal after it was found inside a ditch running alongside a field in Kidlington.

With the assistance of a local vet, the crews were able to successfully free the horse by pulling it out from the ditch with rope.

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The horse was then assisted safely back to the “warmth of it stables” nearby.

On Facebook, Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “Crews worked together at a large animal rescue recently.
“Crews with the assistance of a local vet successfully freed a 27-year-old horse from a ditch and assisted it safely back to the warmth of its stables.”

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This story was written by Gee Harland. She joined the team in 2022 as a senior multimedia reporter.

Gee covers Wallingford, Wantage and Didcot.

Get in touch with her by emailing: Gee.harland@newsquest.co.uk

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