Fire crews haul pony unharmed from disused well


somersetA pony has been rescued by firefighters from a disused well in Somerset, England.

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue were called to Cary Fitzpaine, near Charlton Mackrell, in Somerton, shortly before 11am on Satuday after receiving a call about the pony.

Crews from Castle Cary and Yeovil, together with a specialist rescue team from Bridgwater, arrived to find the pony trapped in the 2.5-metre deep well.

The animal was chest deep in water.

Fire crews called in specialist lifting equipment from the urban search and rescue team in Exeter.

Fire crews removed overgrown shrubs using handsaws and debris from around the well to help with access.

An off road vehicle was also brought in from Castle Cary.

Fire crews erected a tripod and shoring equipment and lifted the pony from the well using strops. The pony was unharmed and led to safety.


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