IN PICTURES - Dramatic scenes as fire crews rescue horse stranded in the River Severn - The Worcester Observer

IN PICTURES - Dramatic scenes as fire crews rescue horse stranded in the River Severn

Worcester Editorial 2nd Oct, 2023   0

A HORSE was rescued from the River Severn after getting in and being unable to get out because the banks were too steep.

Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) crews headed to the scene at Severn Stoke, in between Worcester and Upton-upon-Severn, around 9.40am yesterday morning.

Among them were a fire crew from Upton, a rescue boat from Evesham and a large animal rescue team from Bromyard.

The boat crew was able to get close enough to the animal and strapped a horse harness to it.

The horse was led to shallow waters. Picture by HWFRS. s

The crew then led it to shallow water and she was able to get up the bank.

A vet, who was also at the scene, checked the horse over and when she was deemed fine she was able to rejoin her tribe in the field.




After being checked by the vet, the horse rejoined her tribe. Picture by HWFRS. s

A HWFRS spokesperson said: “It was great that the rescue had a happy ending.”


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