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Firecrew rescues horse

Firecrew rescues horse/Photo Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue

Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service have rescued a horse called Moose from a metal fence using specialist equipment.

They received a call from the owner at Church Lane, Toddington after Moose got his leg trapped.

In order to free him safely, Winchcombe fire service received specialised animal rescue equipment from Gloucester North fire station. In just over one hour, a total thirteen fire-fighters rescued the horse and he is now back to his fighting fit-self.


Teenager rescued after going missing in Dorset

A teenager has been airlifted to safety after going missing on the coast path in Dorset. Police were called out last night to search for the 13 year old boy. He was last seen leaving Lyme Regis football club to walk home to Charmouth. He was found in undergrowth suffering from cuts and bruises.

He was flown out by the coastguard helicopter because of the difficulty of the terrain and then taken to hospital by ambulance

Woman dies after being swept out to sea: ITV Westcountry full report

A Cornish beach where a mother died trying to rescue her two sons was unguarded. Lifeguard cover there had only been lifted a day before the tragedy. The mother was swept out to sea. See Kathy Wardle's full report:

Locals say there had been rip currents at the beach in the past week and warning notices have been put up. The boys, aged 11 and 13 survived.

The family got into difficulty on Northcott Mouth beach near Bude. The RNLI say it will be reviewing its operational hours.

Tractor plummets 150 feet off cliff

Two people have escaped uninjured after the tractor they were working in tumbled off a cliff in North Cornwall.

The Coastguard received a call from a man on a boat at around 12:45pm who had seen the tractor and trailer fall backwards from a cliff north of Crackington Haven.

The police, Cornwall Fire and Rescue, RNLI, Cornwall Air Ambulance and three coastguard cliff rescue teams were alerted to the incident and a rescue operation began. Nobody was found to be inside the vehicle which is resting on a ledge 150ft down the cliff face.

Two people had been working in the tractor, worth £80,000, in a field on the cliff top.

They managed to scramble unharmed from the vehicle after it started sliding across the land towards the cliff edge.


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