Horse rescued from West Yorkshire well

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A horse has been rescued after being stuck down a disused well in West Yorkshire for five days.

It is not known how the horse became trapped in a chamber, measuring about 6ft by 2ft, in the well at a farm in Knottingley.

The two-year-old horse's owner, who reported it missing on Saturday, called firefighters after finding it in the well on Thursday.

Cotton wool was pushed into the horse's ears to stop it becoming distressed by the noise from cutting equipment during the rescue.

Firefighter Pete Owen said the rescue was the most unusual he had been involved in during 26 years of service.

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