A horse was rescued from a canal near Beverley Beck during a major crane rescue operation.

Humberside Fire and Rescue was on site at around 9:50 a.m. According to a witness, the crew was unable to use old-fashioned waving to get the horse to safety. Instead, they used a crane to safely rescue the big horse out of the water around 11.50 a.m.

The animal is said to have tried to get back on the grass bank, but slipped back into the water.

Firefighters were seen attaching crane ropes to the sinking horse before forcibly pulling it out of the water.

A veterinarian was present to examine the horse after it was rescued. It has been reported that there are no health concerns about an emergency.

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Witness Gavin Hoe-Richardson recalls: “I was walking down Beverley Beck to make a YouTube video and the emergency services passed me by.

“It was officially saved around 11:50 am.

“The horse wasn’t submerged, it was stuck in the water and couldn’t get itsecure the bank. “

Humberside Fire and Rescue said:

We received a message this morning around 8:30 a.m. that a horse was in the water. The crew came from Beverley and we used special equipment that we use for larger animals from our team there. The horse is doing absolutely fine and it’s at the vet.

Humberside Fire and Rescue