Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


PHOTOS: Firefighters rescue donkey

Church Lane, Great Hallingbury
15/08/2022 @ 08:32
Incident Number: 176065
In attendance: 1 x Chelmsford Animal Rescue Unit, 1 x Harlow

Tintin the donkey had quite the adventure today after he got stuck in some mud and was rescued by our firefighters.

Our Animal Rescue Unit from Chelmsford and a crew from Harlow were called to Church Lane in Great Hallingbury at 8.32am to help Tintin get back on his hooves.

Station Manager Nick Singleton said: “Tintin had wandered down to his usual watering hole this morning but unfortunately got stuck up to his belly in mud. A vet sedated him whilst crews worked hard to push air underneath to release him. Then we carried out a controlled lift to get him up onto his legs. He was none the worse for his experience and we left him munching a lovely bucket of food.”

The mud was near the edge of a moat. The water level had dropped and 27-year-old Tintin got stuck in the boggy ground.

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Incident Images

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