Horse rescued from water in Sittingbourne
Kent Fire and Rescue Service was called to reports of a horse stuck in water up to its neck on marshland near Swale Marina in Conyer Wharf, Sittingbourne. Three fire engines, the animal rescue unit and water safety team attended. Crews tied a line around the horse’s head collar and encouraged it to walk around 200 meters to a place safe to climb out, but it was too exhausted to get itself onto land. So the animal rescue unit used straps and machinery to lift the horse out of the water and onto the bank. It’s unknown how the 18-hand horse ended up in the water, or how long she'd been there, but she was able to be walked off by her owner after the rescue.
Marshland Conyer Wharf
Special and Support vehicles
- Animal rescue unit
- Water safety unit