FOUR fire crews assisted by the Cheshire Fire drone were involved in an operation to rescue a horse from the Manchester Ship Canal.
A specialist water rescue team from Lymm, assisted by crews from Warrington, Penketh and Bollington, were involved in the rescue operation, who were mobilised to reports of a horse in the Manchester Ship Canal.
It was found in approximately three feet of water at the side of the canal’s bank near to Oxmoor Wood Nature Reserve near Runcorn.
The horse was calm. It was assessed by an animal rescue team from Bollington whilst a water incident unit from Warrington entered the canal in a boat.
Specialist line rescue equipment was then used to get the horse out of the water.
It was assessed by a vet on dry land.
Firefighters were in attendance for around four hours.
It has been a busy couple of days for the water rescue team, who yesterday rescued a dog from the ship canal at Walton Locks.
Firefighters from @LymmFS, @WarrFS, @PenkethFS and @BollingtonFS were mobilised to reports of a horse in the Manchester ship canal, the horse was eventually located using the Cheshire Fire drone and crews on scene worked together to rescue the horse from the water 🐎 pic.twitter.com/uyDwK2KBor
— Lymm Fire Station (@LymmFS) July 11, 2020