Trapped horse rescued from stable in Exmouth

PUBLISHED: 15:30 23 November 2010

A horse had to be rescued this week by firefighters after becoming stuck in a stable in Exmouth

A horse had to be rescued this week by firefighters after becoming stuck in a stable in Exmouth

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A HORSE was rescued after becoming stuck in a narrow alley way in Exmouth.

"A vet was on scene and had sedated the horse. The crews then used specialist rescue equipment, under the supervision of a veterinary surgeon, to release the horse."

Fire authority spokesperson

Two fire crews attended the incident in Salterton Road at around 7.53 this morning, November 23.

A spokesperson from the fire authority said a call was received advising that a horse was trapped on its side in a stable, unable to move.

An extra crew was called from Exeter for use of their specialist large animal net.

“Upon arrival crews found the horse trapped in a narrow alley way and requested that the specialist rescue team from Camels Head attended to assist with the rescue,” the spokesperson explained.

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“A vet was on scene and had sedated the horse. The crews then used specialist rescue equipment, under the supervision of a veterinary surgeon, to release the horse.”

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