Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


Female horse rider rescued

Glebe Lane, Abberton
11/01/2022 @ 10:52
Incident Number: 159751
In attendance: 1 x Colchester, 1 x Chelmsford Animal Rescue

Crews were called to Glebe Lane in Abberton at 10:52am, when a horse rider became trapped underneath her horse.

On arrival, crews confirmed that a horse had collapsed and a woman was trapped underneath.

Firefighters worked in collaboration with The Ambulance Service and Police to lift the horse and free the casualty, and the woman was left in the care of The Ambulance Service by 12:07pm.

Crew Manager at Colchester Fire Station, Andrew Edwards, said “This incident happened in a very rural location, away from houses and pathways. Fortunately, the rider had her phone on her when she became trapped and was able to call for help. When out walking or riding alone, we would encourage everyone to have a mobile phone to hand in case of emergencies.”

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