Whisper the horse lifted to safety

Elmsley Lane, Kewstoke, Weston-super-Mare

Fire crews rode to the rescue of young horse which found itself trapped in a ditch near to its stables.

A fire engine and rescue tender were called out from Weston-super-Mare after Whisper the horse took an early morning tumble into a ditch. As the banks were too high for Whisper to climb out without help fire crews were called in.

Part of the undergrowth was cut away before firefighters placed straps underneath the stricken animal. A crane was then used to lift Whisper to the safety of waiting owners. After a quick carrot Whisper was none the worse for the ordeal.