Fire service release image of foal rescue

The foal was saved by the Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service on Saturday. Picture: SUFFOLK FIRE

The foal was saved by the Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service on Saturday. Picture: SUFFOLK FIRE - Credit: Archant

The Suffolk Fire Service have released an image of the rescue of a young horse who had become stuck in the mud.

Fire crews were called to Bramford on the morning of Sunday, February 24, to rescue a foal that had become stuck.

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service were alerted to the struggling horse at 09.23am.

Two fire engines from Ipswich East, and a third from Princes Street were sent to the scene at Paper Mill Lane, Bramford, although a representative from the RSPCA did not attend.

Firefighters used specialist lifting equipment to free the young horse, who had become trapped by the riverbank during very muddy conditions.


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A vet was on scene to oversee the rescue and assess the horse’s condition. Fire crews had successfully rescued the horse by 10.20am.

A spokeswoman for the fire service said that the foal is now safe and well.

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