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Five horses caught in floodwaters led to safety

Firefighters work on last Friday's cow rescue. Photo: Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue

Firefighters work on last Friday’s cow rescue. Photo: Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue

Firefighters came to the aid of five horses trapped in floodwaters in Cambridgeshire, England, successfully leading the animals to safety.

Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue went to Guyhirn, Fenland, last Thursday night after callers reported the horses were trapped in floodwaters off the A47 road, near the junction with the B198 road at Guyhirn.

Crews from Wisbech, March and Dogsthorpe found the horses in waist-deep water.

Specially trained animal rescue technicians led them safety.

Police were called to close the road while the rescue was carried out.

Station Commander Richard Dykes, said: “At this time when the risk of flooding, especially from rivers, is high, we would urge all animal owners to make sure adequate arrangements are made for their animals to ensure they do not become stranded and trapped in flood water.

“Move them to a safe location where there is reduced risk of flooding and ensure they are securely fenced in.”

Cambridgeshire firefighters were called to Whittlesey, Fenland, the following morning to rescue a cow trapped in a river.

Crews from Whittlesey and Dogsthorpe went to the cow’s aid in in Benwick Road.

Firefighters used animal rescue equipment hauled the cow to safety, which was assessed by a vet.

Horsetalk.co.nz

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