Horse rescued from Five Ashes pond


East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service were called to a horse stuck in a pond at a farm in Mere’s Lane, Five Ashes yesterday evening (Monday February 9).

A crew from Mayfield Community Fire Station along with the animal rescue unit and a specialist 4 x 4 vehicle from Crowborough Community Fire Station were called out at 6.25pm.

The conditions were too muddy for the animal rescue unit to get close to the horse so crews carried equipment and lighting to the scene.

Firefighters wearing dry suits for protection used bow saws and battery powered saws to clear a path for the horse to walk out of the pond.

The horse was not injured.

Crews cleaned and cleared-up their equipment, leaving the scene about an hour after they arrived.