Officers from Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue managed to rescue a horse which had fallen into the River Irwell in Radcliffe.
Ruby who is 21, lost her footing and fell into the river on Monday 31st March and was unable to get out of the water.
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Greater Manchester Police said "inquiries are ongoing to fully understand the circumstances of the incident."
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