Resourceful firefighters rescue horse - Video - Belimbla Park

Published: 07 Jul 2022 12:28pm

Resourceful Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) firefighters have used a sling and an excavator to rescue a horse, which fell into a water tank today at Belimbla Park, south-west of Sydney.

"Jester," a five-year-old Chestnut, fell into the storage tank at the Wanawong Street property just after 8am.

His fall was broken by water which had half-filled the tank but the 400-kilogram stock horse found himself trapped.

A FRNSW crew from Narellan attended the scene along with Police and the Rural Fire Service.

The firefighters called in a specialist FRNSW crew from Liverpool, equipped with heavy animal-lifting equipment.

As "Jester" stood distressed, the fire crews drained the water and, borrowing an excavator from a neighbouring property, they rigged up several slings, carefully lifting the horse to safety.

The horse was successfully assessed at the scene by a vet.

Media note - FRNSW video of the horse rescue can be obtained via this link: [external link]

Updated: 30 Jan 2023 09:14pm

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Stations nearby

PICTON Fire Station

435 Argyle Street, Picton NSW 2571

CAMDEN Fire Station

129 Macarthur Road, Camden (Elderslie) NSW 2570

NARELLAN Fire Station

12 Exchange Parade, Smeaton Grange ( Narellan) NSW 2567