Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service: incidents of interest

Incidents of interest

Incident date and time
15/08/2019 09:46
Incident Type
Chiquita the miniature horse rescued by firefighters from a concrete drain
Description of Incident
Crews from Cosham, Winchester, Brockenhurst, Gosport, and the Eastleigh USAR Team were called to Purbrook Heath Road in Waterlooville when a miniature horse was found trapped in a 1.5m concrete drain. 
 
The horse measured 9.2 hands and weighed approximately 250kg. 
 
Equine vets and animal rescue experts also came to the scene to assist. 
 
Chiquita was successfully lifted from the drain using an animal rescue harness and USAR manitou. 
 
She was unharmed during the rescue and handed over into the care of the equine vets. 
 
The stop message came in at 12:57.
Hampshire
PO7 5RX
United Kingdom