Firefighters rescue horse in canal
A HORSE had to be rescued by firefighters after getting stuck in a canal.
Two crews from Rochdale and the water incident unit from Heywood were called to help the horse after it got stuck in the canal near Whitegates Road in Middleton, just before 3pm on Saturday.
On arrival crews found the horse stuck by the hind legs and rescued it using specialist animal rescue equipment, ropes and a lot of hard work.
Once the horse was free it was checked over by a vet.
Firefighters were on the scene for approximately an hour and a half.