Manchester

One-eyed horse rescued from River Irwell in Bolton

Horse rescued from the River Irwell Image copyright GMFRS
Image caption Ten firefighters pulled the horse to safety

A one-eyed horse has been rescued from a river in Greater Manchester by firefighters.

Ruby, the 21-year-old mare, stumbled into the River Irwell near Bolton, while out with her rider on Tuesday morning.

Accompanied by a vet, 10 firefighters from Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service spent an hour hauling the animal to safety using a harness.

After a brief rest Ruby trotted back to the stables to be given the all-clear.

Image copyright GMFRS
Image caption Ruby has now been given the all-clear

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