Horse rescued from water-filled ditch

Clapton Court, Clevedon Lane, Clapton-in-Gordano

A two year-old female horse has been rescued by firefighters after getting stuck in a water-filled ditch.

When crews arrived on the scene they found Zuri in approximately four feet of water, shivering and very cold. It’s thought she may have been there for several hours. Previous attempts to rescue her by her owners had failed.

Firefighters, including the specialist animal rescue team from Bath Fire Station, worked alongside the owner and a vet to assist the horse. The animal was sedated by the vet while firefighters placed strops around it.

The strops were then attached to the Hiab of Temple Fire Station’s rescue tender and the animal was lifted out of the ditch.

After being given some food and being checked over by the vet, the horse walked around the field and appeared to be unharmed by the ordeal.