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Horse saved in mud death rescue drama.

FIREFIGHTERS rescued a horse from certain death after it became stuck in a muddy swamp in Coventry yesterday.

Crews from Radford Road, in Coventry, and a technical rescue team from Bickenhill, near Solihull, were called to a field in Harvest Hill Lane, Hawkes End, just after noon.

The terrified animal had already sunk up to its nostrils in the muddy swamp and was in danger of going under.

In a desperate race against time, rescuers spent nearly three hours using straps and ropes to carefully free the 14-hand horse, whose owner looked on nervously.

One of the crew members involved said the horse was rescued unhurt, but was checked over by a vet to make sure.

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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Jul 21, 2011
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