Time Incident Posted: 11:54

Incident Date: 14/05/2023

Incident Location: Incident Location: Melton Road, Long Clawson

Incident Number: 56955

Incident Type: Animal Rescue

Initial Emergency Call Received: 10:00

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: One fire engine from Melton Fire Station and Technical Rescue team from Southern Fire Station

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident:

Time Incident Closed:


Believed Cause:

Initial Information: Owner called reporting their horse stuck in mud on its side.

Updated Incident Information: Upon fire service arrival, one 400kg 23-year old horse found collapsed in mud lying on side.

Owner in attendance.

Vet assessing horse and technical rescue formulating rescue plan.

A vet has sedated the horse and technical rescue are attempting to remove the horse to an adjacent field using strops and a slide sheet.

Attempts to move horse using farm equipment were unsuccessful and unfortunately the horse passed away due to natural causes.

Crews liaised with vet and owner.

Public Statement Issued:


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