Exeter fire crew helps rescue pony stuck in 8ft deep well
An urban search and rescue team from Exeter were called to help rescue a pony stuck down a well on Saturday morning.
The crew was amongst 30 firefighters called to help rescue the animal that was found 8ft down a well and chest-deep in water in Cary Fitzpaine near Charlton Mackrellin, Somerset.
The Fire Service received the call at 10:49am on Saturday morning. One fire appliance from Castle Cary, one fire appliance from Yeovil and the specialist rescue team from Bridgwater attended.
Upon arrival, fire crews confirmed one pony trapped in an enclosed well approximately eight foot deep, up to its chest in water. Fire crews requested the attendance of specialist lifting equipment from the urban search and rescue team in Exeter.
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Crews removed a quantity of overgrown shrubs using handsaws and debris from around the well to assist access. An off road vehicle was also requested to attend from Castle Cary.
A tripod and shoring equipment was erected and lifted the pony from the well using strops.
The pony was unharmed and led to safety.