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Pictured: Specialist equipment used to rescue horse involved in Fermanagh road crash

Published 10/11/2016

The horse has recovered from its ordeal.
The horse has recovered from its ordeal.
The horse has recovered from its ordeal.
The horse has recovered from its ordeal.
The horse has recovered from its ordeal.

The Fire Service used specialist rescue equipment to help a horse involved in a Fermanagh car crash.

The animal was being transported in a horse box which overturned during the crash on the Derrylin Road in Enniskillen on Wednesday.

A Fire Service spokesman said: "We regularly attend Road Traffic Collisions (RTC) where people are trapped, and we use specialist Extrication equipment to perform rescues.

"Today we had an RTC with a difference, where as well as freeing the driver of a crashed car another trapped casualty was a horse.

"Crews and an officer from Enniskillen, assisted by Omagh Specialist Large Animal Rescue team were able to free the animal after it had been sedated by a local vet.

"The horse was then transported to a local farm where it quickly recovered from its ordeal."

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