Fire crews help rescue horses trapped in fence and person stuck in mud


FIRE crews helped rescue two horses trapped in a fence at Appleton and a person stuck in mud at Woolston Eyes in two separate incidents earlier today, Wednesday.

At 8.30 am firefighters from Lymm and Bollington were dispatched to reports of an animal rescue in Barleycastle Lane, Appleton.

On arrival, the crews found two horses that were trapped behind a fence.
Firefighters worked with the horse’s owners to remove the fence and release the horses into a nearby field.
The crew was detained at the scene for around 30 minutes.
Then at 11:01 four fire engines from Stockton Heath, Penketh, Widnes and Powey Lane were called to reports that a person was stuck in mud at Woolston Eyes Nature Reserve off Thelwall Lane, Warrington.
Crews were dispatched to the scene and on arrival, they conducted a search of the area.
After locating the person the crews used an inflatable raft to reach them and bring them to safety, they were then passed to the care of paramedics.
Firefighters were detained at the scene for around 90 minutes.


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