Time Incident Posted: 17:12

Incident Date: 01/10/2018

Incident Location: Appleby Magna

Incident Number: 14344

Incident Type: Rescue Large Animal

Initial Emergency Call Received: 15:24

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: One appliance from Swadlincote, Technical Rescue from Southern and one Station Manager

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident: Officer in charge of first attending appliance

Time Incident Closed:


Believed Cause:

Initial Information: Call to a horse in a dry ditch, legs stuck underneath and unable to get up.
Vet requested, horse sedated and technical rescue effecting rescue using a lift beam and farm tractor.

Updated Incident Information: Unfortunately the horse was elderly (34 years of age) and was unable to get back to its feet following the sedation wearing off and had to be euthanased with the owner in attendance.

Public Statement Issued:


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