Horse stuck in pond rescued by 16 firefighters

A horse stuck in a pond needed 16 firefighters to pull her out.

Five crews from three fire stations were dispatched to help on Thursday morning when Tango, who is 32, became stuck in a pond in Mutford in Suffolk.

Neil Henderson, watch manager at Red Watch Lowestoft South fire station, said the rescue took “a lot of hard work”.

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He told the East Anglian Daily Times: “We put a special rescue harness under the horse to do a forward drag.

“We then put the strops around Tango and connected a 60-metre general purpose line.

“On the word go, we pulled her and she came out like a cork out of a bottle on to the bank.”

Mr Henderson said she was back to herself within about 10 minutes.

“It puts a smile on our faces when we have a job like that and we have a successful outcome,” he said.