Firefighters rescued a horse that became trapped underground after falling into a sinkhole.On Saturday, Prince was walking in a field at Calder Farm Equestrian in Mirfield, near Huddersfield, when he vanished.
The 27-year-old horse was discovered stuck in the hole, and firefighters were dispatched to free him.Helen Tempest, Prince’s owner, said the fire crews were “absolutely amazing” and the horse was doing well.
After walking around a field in Mirfield, the horse vanished into a hole.To keep Prince calm, firefighters worked with a vet to put a head collar on him, cover his eyes, and insert cotton wool into his ears. He was sedated, and an excavator was used to dig a path out of the hole.”Because of his age, we only ride him once a week, he is so calm and has never gotten in trouble before,” Ms Tempest, who lives in nearby Wyke, said.”I had no idea what to do and the crew came and took control, worked quickly and efficiently, and were so good with Prince,” she said when he became stuck in the hole.
Prince was “completely fine” after being rescued from a sinkhole, according to his owner.Sinkholes can form for a variety of reasons, including running water and abandoned mines, according to Damian Cameron, a fire service technical officer.
“We’ve had similar incidents in the past where cows have got stuck in sink holes and we do have the option of putting slings around them and lifting them out.”However, we felt that this could endanger Prince, so we decided to dig him out instead,” he explained.