Dramatic Isle rescue of horse from river

South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service.
South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service.

A horse that became stranded in a river on the Isle was rescued by firefighters yesterday (Sunday).

The early evening rescue took over two hours, for the horse to be lifted from six feet of water.

A farmer assisted the fire crew who used various forms of water rescue equipment and a teleporter to winch the horse to safety.

The animal’s owner, and a vet were in attendance as the rescue took place at Double Rivers at the junction of the A18 and A161 at Ealand.

The fire crew was alerted at 4.35pm and the horse was fully released by 6.55pm, to be left in the care of its owner and the vet.