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Firefighters rescue large horse stuck in canal water in Grays

The horse was found stuck in the water yesterday morning (credit: EFS)

Essex firefighters have rescued a large horse that got stuck in canal water in Grays.

Crews were called to an area near Churchill Road, around 8am this morning (Sunday, 4 June) after reports a horse had left its field and got stuck in canal water.

A vet, owner also helped the fire brigade to safely rescue the animal.

The horse was safely rescued and then left in the care of the owner by 11.40am.

The station manager has since issued a message to horse owners following the rescue.

Station Manager, Toby Ingham said: “Our specialist animal rescue and water rescue teams worked alongside frontline fire crews in a complex incident to rescue the large horse.

“Special thanks to the out-of-hours equine vet who worked with the owner and our crews to safely rescue the horse and resolve the incident.

“While we train for these incidents and are very happy to attend, we would urge all horse owners to maintain their boundary fences as far as reasonably practicable for the safety and security of their horses.”

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