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South Yorkshire firefighters rescue pregnant horse from mud

Horse in stuck in mud
Image caption The horse became trapped after wandering into a road-building site

Firefighters and construction workers have rescued a pregnant mare trapped neck-deep in mud near Doncaster.

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said the horse got into trouble after wandering into a road-building site at Balby from an adjoining field.

Members of the service's Technical Rescue Unit saved the animal with the help of a mechanical digger operated by one of the construction workers.

The mare was not hurt in the incident and was returned to its owners.

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