A HORSE was rescued by firefighters after it became stuck in a water-filled pit near Yeovil writes Alice Simmons.

Firefighters were called to Mudford at 5.41pm on Friday (February 21) to reports of a horse stuck in a ditch full of water.

A crew from Yeovil and a specialist animal rescue team from Bridgwater went to the scene.

When crews arrived they discovered that the horse was stuck in a 5ft deep water-filled pit.

Crews used specialist animal rescue equipment and were assisted by a local farmer with farm machinery to lift the horse unharmed from the pit and onto dry land.

The horse was handed over into care of the owner who was on-scene and a local vet who had been called to attend at the start of the incident.

A spokesperson for Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said: "Crews are currently making up their equipment before they return to their respective home stations.

"The incident will shortly be closed."

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