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RSPCA officers rescue horses from flooded fields

RSPCA officers in the New Forest have gone to the aid of horses trapped in flooded fields.

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RSPCA officers cut through fences to rescue horses from flooded fields

RSPCA rescue teams waded through the flood water to cut through fences Credit: Fire Aid/Simon Rowley
The waters had reached waist deep on what used to be the banks of the River Avon Credit: Fire Aid/Simon Rowley
The horses make their way to drier ground (if there is such a thing) Credit: Fire Aid/Simon Rowley

RSPCA rescue crews from Dorset were called out to rescue horses trapped in a flooded field at Christchurch. They worked for more than four hours to cut through fences - often in water that was coming up to their waists. Eventually all the animals were led to drier ground.

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