Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


Collapsed horse rescued by firefighters

Claverhambury Road, Waltham Abbey
13/06/2018 @ 07:25
Incident Number: 79199
In attendance: 2 x South Woodham Ferrers (Animal Rescue Unit), 1 x Waltham Abbey

Firefighters have rescued a shire horse after it collapsed on it's owners driveway and couldn't get up.

Fire crews used equipment from the Service's Animal Rescue Unit to put around the horse and lift it up. They then worked with the owner and vet to ensure the horse was stable before releasing the horse from the lifting equipment.

The crew managed to up-right the horse by 9:30am, and left it in the care of it's owner and vet. The horse was fortunately not injured by the incident.

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