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Fire crew rescues horse from canal.

A HORSE and A pony were rescued by firefighters at the weekend after becoming trapped in water.

A five-year-old mare fell into a canal in Wargrave Road, Newton-Le-Willows, and retrieved by a rescue team.

The horse was stuck in 3ft of water before firefighters led it around 30 metres towards the canal bank.

Two firefighters in water kit entered the canal while crews used rope access gear to pull the mare from the canal. The horse was unharmed in the incident.

Station manager Mark Thomas said it was "an extremely difficult rescue."

Firefighters also rescued a pony that got stuck in a drainage ditch on Cleveley Road, in Meols, Wirral.

Two fire engines were called out to the scene just after 4.20pm on Sunday after the pony became stuck in a drainage ditch.

The pony was checked by a vet and returned to its owner.

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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Dec 2, 2014
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