Horse rescued from ditch

Wolvershill Road, Banwell

Firefighters have rescued a horse from a water-filled ditch.

When they arrived they found the animal stuck in thick muddy water – it had been there for around an hour.

Working alongside crews from Bath, who have specialist animal rescue equipment, firefighters placed strops underneath the animal. They then attached them to the Hiab on the rescue tender and the horse was lifted to safety.

The animal appeared to be unhurt and was left with its owner.