May 19 2013 Latest news:
By MARK BOGGIS
Saturday, January 19, 2013
FIREFIGHTERS from Lowestoft have rescued a horse that had fallen into a “water filled ditch” and was suffering in the cold weather.
A crew from Lowestoft south fire station were called out this morning (Saturday) to The Street in North Cove about 11.30am. Initial reports came in that a pony was in a water filled ditch, so the brigade sent a fire engine, a Unimog all terrain vehicle and a water incident vehicle (WIV) from Lowestoft South.
On arrival at the scene a brigade spokesman said that the horse was “laying on its side in a ditch suffering from coldness.”
A vet was called to the scene, and the spokesman added that the water crews put straps on the horse, with the scene cleared by 12.25pm as the animal was successfully “rescued from ditch by fire service.”
Nearly 3,000 people have supported a Facebook campaign demanding safety improvements on the A47 near Dereham set up after the latest fatal crash.
max temp: 16°C
min temp: 10°C