WOMAN HELPS FIRE SERVICE TO RESCUE HORSE FROM A FENLAND RIVER

PUBLISHED: 11:40 09 July 2008 | UPDATED: 08:32 02 June 2010

A HORSE has been rescued from a Fenland river this morning, after a two-hour recovery mission by the fire service - and a helping hand by a villager. The horse was stuck in the Middle Level Drain at Three Holes and was believed to have been stuck by the t

A HORSE has been rescued from a Fenland river this morning, after a two-hour recovery mission by the fire service - and a helping hand by a villager.

The horse was stuck in the Middle Level Drain at Three Holes and was believed to have been stuck by the time fire crews arrived.

Crews from Outwell and King's Lynn - including a rescue vehicle and specialist water support unit - tried to secure a harness on the horse by using a dinghy, but could not keep up with the horse swimming in the water.

However, 25-year-old Dorne Arlington stepped in to help and waded into the water to secure a harness around the horse.

A full report will appear on this website later today.

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