Horse rescued from Sandy culvert

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Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue crews from Kempston and Sandy stations saved a horse trapped in a culvert in George Town, Sandy on Friday morning (10 th March).

The horse had slipped into the culvert and was unable to get itself out. Fortunately the Kempston crew, who are trained to rescue large animals, attended along with the RSPCA.

A vet was also on the scene to sedate the horse before they attempted to pull it from the culvert in order to reduce the amount of stress for the animal. The horse was safely set free and returned to a nearby field none the worse for its adventure.

Station Commander Derek Hobbs was at the scene and praised the crews for their swift response. “These situations are always tricky but fortunately our crew is specially trained to do this and we had the support of the RSPCA and a vet to ensure that the animal was safe and calm and we were able to perform the rescue quickly.

A big thanks also to local company Co-Part of Sandy who assisted with the rescue using a telescopic handler (tele-handler).”