Six horses rescued from flood in Greater Manchester
Wednesday 27 June 2012
After the river Roch burst its banks in Greater Manchester six horses were successfully rescued from neck-high floodwater.
The incident occurred in Rochdale last Friday (22 June) and the RSPCA worked along with Manchester Fire and Rescue to help the horses from the flood.
Members of the public became concerned and called the RSPCA at 8pm when the horses were struggling to stand in the current.
The Manchester Fire and Rescue Service then launched boats to reach the horses around half an hour after receiving the calls.
The firefighters then cut through the fences and freed the horses using head collars.