27th May 2020

Crews from Taunton and Bridgwater rescue horse from metal gate on farm

The Fire Service were called to reports of a horse trapped on a fire bar gate on a farm in Belmont, Hatch Beauchamp near Taunton at 11:39 this morning (Saturday).

Fire Control mobilised one appliance from Taunton, together with the Specialist Rescue Team from Bridgwater to attend this incident.

Upon arrival crews confirmed one horse astride and stuck on metal field gate, crews using hydraulic cutting tools to remove top bar of gate.

Crews confirmed the horse had been sedated and later at 12:43 the horse was released from metal gate using hydraulic cutting tools.

The horse was left in the hand of the owner on scene.