Pony rescued from ditch

FIRE crews today rescued a pony from a ditch on a Suffolk farm.

FIRE crews today rescued a pony from a ditch on a Suffolk farm.

Firefighters from Bury St Edmunds were called at around 10.45am to Swift Manor Farm riding school, in Preston St Mary, Long Melford.

The pony, which was believed to have been lying in the ditch overnight, was lifted to safety by a water rescue team.

Firefighters had to clear and area of trees to reach the animal before using strops to raise it out of the ditch.

This afternoon the owner of the riding school said the pony had not been seriously injured during the ordeal.

Russell Page said: “It was a fairly straight forward thing. It got into the stream and wandered along the bank where it was too steep to get out and got trapped.

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“The animal is ok. It was nothing out of the ordinary. There was nothing wrong with it.”

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