UPDATED: FIREFIGHTERS RESCUE HORSE STUCK IN RIVER

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The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service are working as quickly and as safely as possible to rescue a horse which has become trapped in a river near Arreton this morning (Wednesday).

Crews from Newport, Ryde and Shanklin are on scene in the field off the main Newport to Sandown road, between Arreton and Hale Common.

Firefighters are using specialist water rescue and animal rescue equipment to assist the animal from its predicament.

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2 appliances, the animal/water rescue unit and a Land Rover 4×4 are in attendance having been called out at around 11:15.

UPDATE @ 13:30 – The horse has been successfully rescued from the water.

A vet is now liaising with the animal’s owners.

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Az-zahra Aziz

Very well done. It must have been so cold. Thanks to all those involved. Although I moan about the fire service seemingly being over the top, on trivial incidents, actions like mean these guys gain huge respect.

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