Horse rescued from water-filled ditch

Elmsley Lane, Kewstoke, Weston-super-Mare

A 30 year-old male horse has been rescued by firefighters after getting stuck in a water-filled ditch.

When crews arrived they found Nashka in the ditch with water half way up his legs.

It appears he may have been there for a number of hours.

Using specialist animal rescue equipment crews managed to get strops around the animal and with the help of a farmer’s tractor they were able to assist the animal back to the field.

He appeared to be suffering from a number of minor cuts and was cold, but otherwise unharmed by the ordeal.