Fire­fight­ers in horse res­cue

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

FIRE­FIGHT­ERS worked for two hours to res­cue a horse in­volved in a fall.

Crews were called to Shrigley Fold, Rainow, af­ter re­ports that a 23-year-old horse called Glen had fallen awk­wardly in a hol­low and couldn’t get back up.

Glen, who has been owned by Bob Heap for 20 years, was se­dated and lifted us­ing spe­cial­ist straps.

The res­cue, which in­volved Mac­cles­field Fire Sta­tion and the An­i­mal Res­cue Unit from Bolling­ton Fire Sta­tion, took place on Sun­day, March 5 just af­ter 5pm.

Phil Marke, watch man­ager, praised the work of his team. He said: “The crews worked hard and in dif­fi­cult cir­cum­stances for two hours be­fore fi­nally get­ting Glen up. He was then led to his sta­ble where he spent the night re­cov­er­ing.”

Fire­fight­ers were also helped by Tom Ladds, an­i­mal res­cue tech­ni­cian, and vet Caro­line Bramhall from Agnew Equine.

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