Crowborough Firefighters help rescue elderly horse

Crowborough’s specialist Animal Rescue Unit was called upon to assist an elderly horse after it became stuck halfway down a bank.

Fire appliances Crowborough Fire Station

Appliances at Crowborough Fire Station

The unit includes an off-road Land Rover, as well as a purpose-built Mercedes four-by-four Unimog off-road appliance, designed to provide assistance with animal rescues.  This is fitted with a hydraulic crane capable of lifting farm animals from open water and ditches.

The team worked alongside Eastbourne firefighters to rescue the stricken horse in Wannock near Eastbourne this morning.

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