The Coffs Coast Advocate

Horse rescued in pit fall

A SANDY Beach horse is alive and well after being rescued from a pit by fire fighters on the weekend.

Woolgoolga fire brigade, police and the SES were called to a Morgans Road address at 7.15pm on Friday night after receiving a triple 0 call.

A horse was found to be trapped in a mechanics inspection pit and was unable to be retrieved by the owners.

The horse fell into the pit after wandering into the area and through a tape barrier.

Woolgoolga NSWFB station commander, Ray Webb, said after consultation with a vet it was decided to stack hay bales in the pit and encourage the horse out with aid of snatch straps.

“After about an hour the horse was finally rescued from the pit, with only minor injuries,” Mr Webb said.



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