Horse rescued after plunging into sinkhole six feet deep | London

A horse had a lucky escape after being rescued from a sinkhole six feet deep.

Firefighters had to winch the ten-year-old mare that had become stuck on its side.

Fire crews dug a trench and placed a ramp at the bottom of the hole so the shaken but uninjured horse could eventually climb out.

The Animal Rescue Unit from Aylesbury and two Urban Search and Rescue vehicles were also at the scene in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, to help with the rescue.

Pictures posted on Twitter showed the stricken animal lying on its side in the hole as firefighters dug next to it to help it get out.

A hood was then placed over its head and a board place underneath to dig around the horse.

A spokesman for Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service praised the teamwork between the fire crews and rescue units on Twitter.

Outstanding team effort today to rescue a 10-year-old mare, uninjured, which had fallen into a two-metre sinkhole in a field in Holtspur.

Crews from Beaconsfield and Aylesbury dug a trench and an access ramp down to the bottom of the sinkhole, allowing the horse to make its own exit.

– Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service

Firefighters rescued a horse, uninjured, which had fallen into a sinkhole about two metres deep in a field, Wooburn Green Lane, Holtspur.

– Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service

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