3 Oct, 2022 @ 11:16
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Helicopter hoists out trapped horse from ditch on Spain’s Costa Blanca

Helicopter Hoists Out Trapped Horse From Ditch On Spain's Costa Blanca
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FIREFIGHTERS used a helicopter on Sunday to lift out a horse trapped in a seven-metre deep ditch in Pinoso, Alicante Province.

The rescue took place in the Cabeco de la Sal mountain area.

Alicante provincial fire crews initially tried to get the mare out by getting her to climb out using special catwalks.

Horse In Pinoso Ditch

Due to the stress and tiredness she suffered, they called in a helicopter.

The Special Rescue Group used slings to create a harness which they hooked up to the horse before lifting her out of the ditch.

It wasn’t the only animal rescue for provincial fire teams at the weekend.

A fox was rescued on Saturday after getting tangled up in some tarpaulin in the vicinity of the La Romana reservoir.


Alex Trelinski

Alex worked for 30 years for the BBC as a presenter, producer and manager. He covered a variety of areas specialising in sport, news and politics. After moving to the Costa Blanca over a decade ago, he edited a newspaper for 5 years and worked on local radio.

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