8th April 2020

Horse dies after becoming stuck in mud filled ditch in Trull

A horse has died after becoming stuck in mud filled ditch in Trull this morning (Sunday).

One fire appliance from Taunton and the specialist rescue team from Bridgwater were mobilised to reports of a horse stuck in a mud filled ditch in Trull at 09:14.

On arrival, the officer in charge confirmed one horse was within a mud filled ditch and crews began to liaise with a vet and the owner of the horse.

Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service said:

“Crews made efforts to rescue the horse from the ditch but unfortunately the horse had to be euthanized by the vet in attendance.

The care of this incident was handed over to the vet and the crews returned home station.”