Horse rescue - Len Waters Estate

Published: 20 Jun 2022 01:07pm

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) firefighters have been saddled with the responsibility of rescuing a horse, which found itself in a 'night-mare' situation in Sydney's south-west this morning.

Shortly before 8am, the animal fell into a six-feet deep truck washing pit in a small industrial estate on Cowpasture Road.

FRNSW crews were assisted by a 'neigh-bourhood' vet and trainers, as they worked out a plan to free it.

Technical rescue firefighters moved quickly to build a ramp using material normally carried on their specialist vehicles. This allowed for the animal to be carefully led out of the pit.

FRNSW understands the horse is now in a 'stable' condition.

MEDIA NOTE: High quality images of the ramp construction are available on the FRNSW website. Video of the rescue is available via [external link]

Superintendent Adam Dewberry from Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) said we attend numerous large animal rescues every week, while FRNSW has the skills and equipment to rescue a large animal, we encourage the community to be aware of prevention measures. Including awareness of livestock location, checking fences and insuring an ample supply of water.

Updated: 28 Sep 2022 03:34pm

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