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Whepstead: Firefighters rescue horse stuck in a pond.

PUBLISHED: 20:46 13 February 2014 | UPDATED: 20:51 13 February 2014

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Firefighters were called to Whepstead this afternoon to rescue a horse stuck in a pond.

Crews were called at 3.40pm to an address in Straight Road where the pond was situated.

A fire crew from Bury went to the scene along with a water rescue vehicle from Bury and a Unimog high performance truck from Lowestoft.

A vet was also called.

The first appliance was in attendance shortly before 4pm and reported one horse in a metre of water.

The crew used a tirfor winch, airbags and lines to rescue the horse, which was freed from the pond just after 5pm.

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