A HORSE was rescued from a water-filled ditch in Glastonbury yesterday afternoon (February 19).

One fire engine from Glastonbury, a special rescue vehicle from Bridgwater and the telehandler from USAR attended the incident in Westhay at 3.10pm.

The horse was rescued from the ditch and a vet was on site to look after any injuries.

"One fire engine from Glastonbury along with the special rescue vehicle from Bridgewater and the Telehandler from USAR were sent to this incident," said a spokesperson for Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue.

"On arrival crews confirmed one horse within a water filled ditch and go to work to extricate the horse using strops and lines as well as manpower.

"The horse was removed from the ditch and a vet was also on site to care for the horse upon removal."