Grantham and Corby Glen firefighters rescue horse from Allington ditch after two and a half hour operation

Firefighters secure straps around Teddy during the rescue operation.
Firefighters secure straps around Teddy during the rescue operation.
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Firefighters successfully rescued a horse which had fallen into a water-filled ditch after a two and a half hour operation.

Crews from Grantham and Corby Glen used specialist lifting gear to pull the horse, called Teddy, from the ditch near Arena UK at Allington Lane, Allington, after they were called this morning.

The horse, which has a height of 17.3 hands, was unhurt despite his lengthy ordeal.

Teddy is stuck in the ditch after his fall.

Teddy is stuck in the ditch after his fall.

Teddy is lifted out of the ditch.

Teddy is lifted out of the ditch.

Special rescue equipment was used to rescue Teddy from an Allington ditch.

Special rescue equipment was used to rescue Teddy from an Allington ditch.

Teddy the horse was unhurt after his ordeal.

Teddy the horse was unhurt after his ordeal.

One of the firefighters after rescuing Teddy the horse from a ditch in Allington.

One of the firefighters after rescuing Teddy the horse from a ditch in Allington.