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Two horses trapped in a bog hauled free by firefighters

Firefighters prepare for the successful rescue of two horses from a Cheshire bog. Photo: Cheshire Fire & Rescue

Firefighters prepare for the successful rescue of two horses from a Cheshire bog. Photo: Cheshire Fire & Rescue

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.

 

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