Nico rescued from water-filled ditch in England

Nico is hauled to safety. Photo: Avon Fire & Rescue
Nico is hauled to safety. Photo: Avon Fire & Rescue

A horse named Nico has been hauled from a water-filled ditch by British firefighters after taking a tumble with his rider.

Avon Fire & Rescue responded to the call on Wednesday to Kingston Seymour, in Clevedon, arriving to find the rider, in her 20s, at the side of the ditch.

She had been assisted to safety by a passer-by. The fire department said she was suffering from suspected shoulder and neck injuries, so was taken to hospital by ambulance.

The animal rescue team from Bath Fire Station was called with its specialist equipment.

Using lines and a harness which they attached to Nico, firefighters worked alongside a vet, who sedated the animal.

The lines were then attached to a forklift, loaned to the team by a local farmer. Nico was then lifted to safety.

He appeared to be unharmed.



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