Time Incident Posted: 11:30

Incident Date: 04/04/2018

Incident Location: Granite Way Mountsorrel

Incident Number: 4598

Incident Type: Large Animal Rescue from Water

Initial Emergency Call Received: 09:27

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: Technical Rescue from Southern Station

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident: Station Manager

Time Incident Closed:


Believed Cause:

Initial Information: Called to assist RSPCA and other volunteer agencies with planned rescue of several horses at this location.
Crews liaising with agencies and police to removed horse from flood water

Updated Incident Information: 11:58 - Informative message - total of 18 horses in 35 acres trapped, 8 have been located via use of binoculars, a team of 3 personnel currently wading out to retrieve 2 horses. Owners and RSPCA are in attendance. A further 8 members of technical rescue specialist rescue team have been alerted for and are en route.
12:56 - Stop Message - 18 Horses now rescued from 35 Acre water logged field, responsibility has been passed to the owner, crews making up equipment and available.

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