FIREFIGHTERS were forced to stage a dramatic rescue involving a crane after a helpless horse became stuck in a canal.
The stricken animal had to be pulled out of the water using the machine in a two-hour rescue operation near Hull after desperately trying to get out by itself.
After becoming stuck in Beverley Beck canal before 8.30am today, the horse’s attempts to free itself by climbing up the grass bank were in vain as it repeatedly slipped back into the water.
Crews from Humberside Fire and Rescue arrived at the scene at about 9.50am, but were unable to manually retrieve the horse from the canal.
A crane was brought in, and the horse was finally hauled out of the water safely at about 11.50am.
Pictures show the horse neck-deep in the canal before being pulled out after a firefighter secured harnesses around it.
The horse was checked over by a vet following the ordeal.
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A spokesman for Humberside Fire and Rescue told Hull Live: “We received a report of a horse being in the water around 8.30 this morning.
“Crew attended from Beverley and we used specialised equipment we use for larger animals from our team over there.
“The horse is absolutely fine and is with the vet.”