Fire­fight­ers res­cue horse in canal

Middleton Guardian - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

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