Firefighters worked for hours to rescue a horse spooked by fireworks last night (Wednesday, November 4).

Frightened by fireworks, the horse ended up in the river off the towpath at Tywardreath Highway, St Blazey, just upstream of the level crossing.

South West Farmer:

Crews from three fire stations worked together for fours hour through the night.

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A spokesperson for Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service said: "Last night firefighters from Mevagissey, Tolvaddon Community Fire Station and St Austell Community Fire Station rescued a horse who had been spooked by fireworks and ended up in a river.

"Crews worked hard for four hours and were successful in their task.

South West Farmer:

"This is yet another sad example of how fireworks can cause harm and distress to animals.

"Please consider your actions if you set any off."