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Incident Date: 10 September 2015
FIREFIGHTERS are reminding people to be careful around water after a horse rescue in Radcliffe.
The warning comes after firefighters have pulled a three-year-old horse named Thor to safety from water off Bury New Road.
A call was made to North West Fire Control just after 9am on Thursday, September 10, 2015, to report that a horse and its owner were stuck in the water.
Firefighters from Heywood, Whitefield and Bury were mobilised and specialist equipment from the Water Incident Unit was used to bring Thor to safety.
Watch Manager Mark Bamford, Heywood Fire Station, said: “The horse’s owner was out of the water when we arrived but Thor was still in there.
“We attempted to walk Thor out of the water but he was stuck in the sludge so we put strops around him and set up an inflatable path and eventually we pulled him to safety.
“We want to remind people not to put themselves in danger by trying to rescue their pets from water and call 999 straight away so we can attend and use our specialist equipment and skills.”