• 8 August 2022 01:20

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Horse rescued by firefighters after getting trapped in Bloxwich canal



Jul 13, 2022

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Fire crews from Bloxwich fire station and the West Midlands Technical Rescue Unit from Wednesbury worked to free the animal from the canal on Goscote Lane, Bloxwich, after being called out on Wednesday morning.

West Midlands Fire Service said the horse was in around four feet of water but remained calm during the rescue.

Firefighters helped the animal out of the canal and the horse was returned to the owner.

A West Midlands Fire Service spokesman said: “A crew from Bloxwich Fire Station attended reports of a horse that had become stranded in a canal off Goscote Lane, Bloxwich.

The horse, which remained calm during the incident, was in around four feet of water in the canal.

Our crews initially tethered the horse while our technical rescue unit from Wednesbury was mobilised.

The technical rescue crew, who are specially trained in rescuing and assisting large animals, aided the horse safely out of the water.

“The horse was then returned to the owner, who was also in attendance.”

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