Video – Exmouth animal rescue crew saves horse stuck in Dartmoor bog

PUBLISHED: 11:00 06 December 2019 | UPDATED: 09:41 09 December 2019

Crews were called at 1.21am this morning.

Crews were called at 1.21am this morning.


Animal rescue specialists from Exmouth came to the aid of a horse which became stuck in a bog on Dartmoor.

The animal rescue team, from Exmouth Fire Station, was called out to the Whiddon Down area of Dartmoor National Park on Tuesday, December 3, after a horse became stuck and was unable to free itself.

The 25-year-old horse was found sunk halfway up its body.

Exmouth fire and rescue crews were joined by the horse's owners and a vet who all worked together to rescue the animal.

Experienced rural crews from Okehampton and Chagford also attended.

Team leader Nigel Snowshall said: "The horse was very lucky that it was discovered almost immediately after becoming stuck in the bog.

"It was a very cold night and the horse probably wouldn't have made it to morning. The rescue was a great team effort between fire crews, vet, owners and Exmouth's rescue team."

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