Firefighters help to rescue horse

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Firefighters freed a distressed and trapped horse today.

At 8.55am crews from Douglas fire station to the report of a trapped and distressed horse at Ballavartyn Equestrian Centre in Santon.

The horse had become trapped between a fence and a hedge.

Firefighters worked with a vet at the scene and freed the horse.

Crews used a winch, slings and various hand tools to effect the rescue.

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