Horse believed to be in stable condition after firefighter rescue
PUBLISHED: 09:58 29 November 2013 | UPDATED: 09:59 29 November 2013
Five fire crews helped rescued a "tired and cold" horse from a brook in Erith yesterday.
Erith Fire Brigade were called at 11.30am to the scene near Ray Lamb, but had no idea how the mare ended up in the water.
Neigh-bouring crews from Sidcup, Plumstead, Lewisham and Bexley fire stations were also at the scene.
Station Manager Graham Coles from Erith Fire Station said: “We’ve no idea how the mare ended up in the brook but it’s likely that it had been in there all night.
“Thankfully she was finally spotted by a passing truck driver who called the Brigade.
“The water was up to the horses back and a firefighter got in and put a head harness around it. With a bit of coaxing and a gentle pull we got her out of there.”
“We left it with officers from the RSPCA and a local vet.”
A tweet from London Fire Brigade later revealed the horse had been named Ray by firefighters.