Team of 20 firefighters rescue horse from ditch

Team of 20 firefighters rescue horse from ditch

Team of 20 firefighters rescue horse from ditch

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A TEAM of 20 firefighters fought to rescue a horse and a man from a ditch.

The four-year-old horse, named Troy, became stranded in water at Doffer Fold Farm, off St Andrew's Road, Radcliffe, at about 1pm this afternoon.

Firefighters from Bury, an animal rescue unit from Heywood and water rescue units from Eccles and Heywood spent about two-and-a-half hours pulling the horse free from the mud.

They pulled Troy out of the water using rescue stretchers and harnesses.

Troy suffered no injuries and kept calm during the ordeal.

The man who was with Troy had been up to his knees in the ditch and was rescued as soon as firefighters arrived.

He did not suffer any injuries.

Steve Wilcock, Bury Fire Station watch commander, said: "It was a very long, protracted exercise, but it was good experience for my team.

"It was a very powerful horse and it could have been dangerous, but the team dealt with it very well."

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7:59pm Mon 28 Apr 14

Greasy Chip Butty says...

Thank God we are an animal loving nation.
Good job the lads.
Thank God we are an animal loving nation. Good job the lads. Greasy Chip Butty
  • Score: 28

9:24pm Mon 28 Apr 14

mr.mark.c says...

Well done, the road to that farm is a challenge in itself, I have a good idea who the chap that was that stayed with the horse, If it is then I'll buy him a beer :)
Well done, the road to that farm is a challenge in itself, I have a good idea who the chap that was that stayed with the horse, If it is then I'll buy him a beer :) mr.mark.c
  • Score: 12

9:27pm Mon 28 Apr 14

Citizen Cane says...

Was this a good use of taxpayers money?
Was this a good use of taxpayers money? Citizen Cane
  • Score: -24

11:02pm Mon 28 Apr 14

mr.mark.c says...

Citizen Cane wrote:
Was this a good use of taxpayers money?
It didn't cost the taxpayer anything over what we pay anyway (apart from a bit of fuel), those services would have still been on full alert for any other fire & rescue operation they was needed for and would have left if needed.
It was a good result and also a good training exercise for those involved.
[quote][p][bold]Citizen Cane[/bold] wrote: Was this a good use of taxpayers money?[/p][/quote]It didn't cost the taxpayer anything over what we pay anyway (apart from a bit of fuel), those services would have still been on full alert for any other fire & rescue operation they was needed for and would have left if needed. It was a good result and also a good training exercise for those involved. mr.mark.c
  • Score: 15

7:46am Tue 29 Apr 14

Lee3695 says...

Citizen Cane wrote:
Was this a good use of taxpayers money?
I agree, there services would have better served the tax payer scraping drunks off the floor of our town centres on Friday and Saturday nights wouldn't they? I would much rather my tax contribution be used to rescue an animal that needed help than those who don't know when to stop drinking!
[quote][p][bold]Citizen Cane[/bold] wrote: Was this a good use of taxpayers money?[/p][/quote]I agree, there services would have better served the tax payer scraping drunks off the floor of our town centres on Friday and Saturday nights wouldn't they? I would much rather my tax contribution be used to rescue an animal that needed help than those who don't know when to stop drinking! Lee3695
  • Score: 14

12:56pm Tue 29 Apr 14

boltonnut says...

Citizen Cane wrote:
Was this a good use of taxpayers money?
Some say neigh,I say yeah.
[quote][p][bold]Citizen Cane[/bold] wrote: Was this a good use of taxpayers money?[/p][/quote]Some say neigh,I say yeah. boltonnut
  • Score: 5

10:19am Wed 28 May 14

eratus piggott poem. says...

looks like toilet gob-ler gypo joe after the election results me thinks, all down trodden and eating dirt! lmao

joes all concerned now on his free toilet paper he wants to know exactly who these people are that voted ukip-he wants their names,addresses,and all their details! oh my sides! more egg on his ugly face! even his pal "ladder" has turned against him now-slappin dawn joe good and proper on the shopper! i got a sly grin as i type this knowing poor old joe boi has to work like a peasant 14hrs a day on the shopper-on his "biz" lmao dont laugh out too loud, a free toilet paper and he is on there banging away on there having rows and arguments with himself pretending there are loads of different people all arguing and agreeing with him, trying desperatley to generate some poster viewing numbers!
looks like toilet gob-ler gypo joe after the election results me thinks, all down trodden and eating dirt! lmao joes all concerned now on his free toilet paper he wants to know exactly who these people are that voted ukip-he wants their names,addresses,and all their details! oh my sides! more egg on his ugly face! even his pal "ladder" has turned against him now-slappin dawn joe good and proper on the shopper! i got a sly grin as i type this knowing poor old joe boi has to work like a peasant 14hrs a day on the shopper-on his "biz" lmao dont laugh out too loud, a free toilet paper and he is on there banging away on there having rows and arguments with himself pretending there are loads of different people all arguing and agreeing with him, trying desperatley to generate some poster viewing numbers! eratus piggott poem.
  • Score: 1

10:22am Wed 28 May 14

dropped a monster says...

I hope the horse is now better
I hope the horse is now better dropped a monster
  • Score: 1

10:28am Wed 28 May 14

dropped a monster says...

eratus piggott poem. wrote:
looks like toilet gob-ler gypo joe after the election results me thinks, all down trodden and eating dirt! lmao joes all concerned now on his free toilet paper he wants to know exactly who these people are that voted ukip-he wants their names,addresses,and all their details! oh my sides! more egg on his ugly face! even his pal "ladder" has turned against him now-slappin dawn joe good and proper on the shopper! i got a sly grin as i type this knowing poor old joe boi has to work like a peasant 14hrs a day on the shopper-on his "biz" lmao dont laugh out too loud, a free toilet paper and he is on there banging away on there having rows and arguments with himself pretending there are loads of different people all arguing and agreeing with him, trying desperatley to generate some poster viewing numbers!
Well he can go on posting up any name he likes as far as im concerned bcos far from being scared off to post up what i want on a free press i just post up more and more things that i want so Gypo joe better realise that if i want to post on his toilet paper then i will post on it an if he thinks he can point out any thing that is racist then he should point it out or STFU! cos he uses a name that is def racist so if you google the word ""gypo" youl see that is def racist so just STFU Gypo joe or continue getting your head pushed down the toilet pan like so many peep have stuffed it down the lavvy because they stood up to scum like you

Wait until the scum stain sees this heh hehh heh hehh
[quote][p][bold]eratus piggott poem.[/bold] wrote: looks like toilet gob-ler gypo joe after the election results me thinks, all down trodden and eating dirt! lmao joes all concerned now on his free toilet paper he wants to know exactly who these people are that voted ukip-he wants their names,addresses,and all their details! oh my sides! more egg on his ugly face! even his pal "ladder" has turned against him now-slappin dawn joe good and proper on the shopper! i got a sly grin as i type this knowing poor old joe boi has to work like a peasant 14hrs a day on the shopper-on his "biz" lmao dont laugh out too loud, a free toilet paper and he is on there banging away on there having rows and arguments with himself pretending there are loads of different people all arguing and agreeing with him, trying desperatley to generate some poster viewing numbers![/p][/quote]Well he can go on posting up any name he likes as far as im concerned bcos far from being scared off to post up what i want on a free press i just post up more and more things that i want so Gypo joe better realise that if i want to post on his toilet paper then i will post on it an if he thinks he can point out any thing that is racist then he should point it out or STFU! cos he uses a name that is def racist so if you google the word ""gypo" youl see that is def racist so just STFU Gypo joe or continue getting your head pushed down the toilet pan like so many peep have stuffed it down the lavvy because they stood up to scum like you Wait until the scum stain sees this heh hehh heh hehh dropped a monster
  • Score: 1

10:36am Wed 28 May 14

Fordingwatt says...

what an idiot that man is, i mean seriously in this day and age someone posting under the name of "gypo joe" ?

of course he chose that racist name to post under because he has a deep rooted hatred towards the gypsie people of this country but you wouldnt expect someon who works on the newshopper newspaper to be continue to be using a racist and offensive name like that

he hates the irish/travelling community and it is offensive and illegal to tell them to "go back to ireland" even if he thought that point he should not put it on his paper as it illegal these days, so it appears the only racism around is from the idiot who posts under a racist name of gypo joe lol
what an idiot that man is, i mean seriously in this day and age someone posting under the name of "gypo joe" ? of course he chose that racist name to post under because he has a deep rooted hatred towards the gypsie people of this country but you wouldnt expect someon who works on the newshopper newspaper to be continue to be using a racist and offensive name like that he hates the irish/travelling community and it is offensive and illegal to tell them to "go back to ireland" even if he thought that point he should not put it on his paper as it illegal these days, so it appears the only racism around is from the idiot who posts under a racist name of gypo joe lol Fordingwatt
  • Score: 0

10:40am Wed 28 May 14

jeff onions says...

can i be tony or karl b'cos i dont really care if he puts that up as i dont reely care about anything ha ha ha
can i be tony or karl b'cos i dont really care if he puts that up as i dont reely care about anything ha ha ha jeff onions
  • Score: 0

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