Crews help Lola the horse

Shipway Gate Farm, Sheepway, Portbury

An elderly horse which had become trapped in about a foot of water in her field was helped back to her feet thanks to the efforts of firefighters and a crane.

Firefighters were called to the aid of Lola after its owner was unable to move the ageing mare. A vet was called to sedate the animal and crews fitted strops around her and brought in the Hiab crane from Avonmouth’s rescue tender to lift her to safer ground.