British firefighters have hauled two horses from a Cheshire bog in a rescue that took several hours.
Firefighters from Ellesmere Port, along with Cheshire Fire & Rescue’s Knutsford-based specialist animal rescue unit, answered the call to Willaston, near Neston, on Monday, shortly after 8am.
Crews cleared a path through bracken as they pondered the best way to tackle the double rescue.
An inflatable walkway was used to provide easier access to the horses.
A veterinarian checked the animals and assessed which needed to be rescued first.
The vet sedated each horse before slings and rope lines were used to pull them clear.