Horse rescued after falling backwards down a hole

  • 20 November 2012
Wesley winched to safety Image copyright Kelsey Rees-Dykes

A horse in Wales had a lucky escape after falling backwards into a hole.

Wesley was trapped upside down for almost three hours in a ditch in a field near Conwy.

A team of fire fighters had to use a digger and lots of rope to pull Wesley out of the deep hole, feet first.

Amazingly he escaped without any injuries.

After the rescue, his owner Kelsey Rees-Dykes said "The vet said he was very lucky."

It's not the first time the nine-year-old has gone on the run, he's also been caught trying to climb through a nearby fence.