TWO horses had to be rescued after getting stuck in a bog.
Firefighters spent almost three hours trying to free the horses after being called to Woodcroft Farm on Ness Acre Lane in Willaston at about 11am on Monday, September 9.
Fire engines from Chester and Ellesmere Port along with the animal rescue unit from Knutsford attended.
Firefighters set up an inflatable walkway onto the bog so the vet could assess the horses before the animals were sedated and brought to safety using slings and rope.
A spokesman for Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “Two horses were stuck in bogland in Willaston near Neston.
“Firefighters and the animal rescue team worked for several hours to release the animals.
“A pathway was cleared through bracken and crews assessed the best course of rescue while the vet, from an inflatable walkway set up by firefighters, triaged the horses to see which should be released first.
“The animals were sedated and slings and rope lines used to rescue each animal in turn.”