Praise for Sandy company after firefighters lead horse rescue operation
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A Sandy company was among those praised for its part in rescuing a horse which became trapped in a ditch in the town.
Fire crews from Sandy and Kempston stations were called out on Friday morning after a horse had slipped into a ditch in Georgetown and was unable to get itself out.
Members of the Kempston crew – who are trained to rescue large animals – led the operation, with the RSPCA and a vet also called to help with sedation.
But vehicle salvage company Copart – which is based in Georgetown Road – played its part too, using a telescopic handler machine to assist in the rescue.
The horse was safely set free and returned to a nearby field none the worse for its adventure.
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Station Commander Derek Hobbs from Beds Fire and Rescue Service was at the scene and praised the crews for their swift response.
He said: “These situations are always tricky but fortunately our crew is specially trained to do this and we had the support of the RSPCA and a vet to ensure that the animal was safe and calm and we were able to perform the rescue quickly. A big thanks also to local company Copart of Sandy who assisted with the rescue using a telescopic handler.”
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