Crews from Rewley Road, Oxford and a specialist rescue crew from Kidlington were called to a horse in a ditch, trapped under a collapsed tree. The 11-year-old mare mare was trapped for between two and three hours in adverse weather conditions. She was suffering from the effects of cold and exhaustion.
Using manual and electric saws, crews removed sections of the tree to enable the vet to assess the nature of any injuries and administer a sedative. Once the horse was safe the crews were able to further dismantle the tree and pull the horse clear.