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11:20 AM

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11:20 AM, Friday 28 January, 2022

Horse rescue

Aylesbury Road, Haddenham

Three phases of horse rescue

One appliance and crew from Aylesbury, one from High Wycombe and the specialist equipment vehicle from Aylesbury attended, along with one officer.

A 20-year-old horse had fallen ill and was unable to get up.

The firefighters, trained in large animal rescue, provided assistance to the vet. They used lines to help release the horse from her stable. Once in the open air they used specialist rescue equipment attached to an onsite digger to help the horse onto her hooves.

The crews and vet then monitored the horse, allowing her time to regain her balance, before releasing her from the supported sling, and letting her walk around with her owner.

Station Commander, Dave Tubbs, who attended the incident said: “Working with the vet, yard team, and owner, this incident provided the crews with the opportunity to utilise their technical capability and expertise in animal rescue.

“We were all so pleased with the successful conclusion, which saw the horse safely back on her feet and walking round the yard with her owner.”