River rescuers save horse’s life

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A FIREFIGHTER had to wade into a Doncaster river to help rescue a stranded horse on the verge of death.

The horse was stuck in the River Torne near Parrot’s Corner, off Bawtry Road, for more than two hours on Thursday evening and was very weak when the emergency services and RSPCA officers arrived.

One of the crew went into the water to put slings under the animal so it could be hauled onto the bank by a four-wheel drive vehicle. The horse’s condition caused concern but it eventually got to its feet and appeared to recover.

Watch manager Tom Sawyer said afterwards: “If we’d not got it out of there then it would probably have died.

“It was a complicated rescue but a good result at the end of it.”

Riders’ fun day

tickhill Riding Club stages a Fun Day tomorrow at its Roxholme Grange showground in Carlton-in-Lindrick, starting at 10am. There will be lots of horse classes and events for non-riders and dogs, such as wheelbarrow racing, welly wanging, dog jumping and a novelty dog show.

Chamber music

The William Appleby Chamber Orchestra has been booked to perform for members of Doncaster Arts and Museum Society at their Lunch-Hour Concert at the Chequer Road gallery on Wednesday, June 29, from 1pm. Admission for non-members is £3.

Play problems

Armthorpe Parish Council is seeking action on the Southmoor estate, where residents have complained of anti-social behaviour on the play park near Jenkinson Grove and where promised trees have not been planted.

Jet set

THE Vulcan bomber will be leaving its new base at Robin Hood Airport next Saturday to spend two days at the annual RAF Waddington Air Show in Lincolnshire, where it will be flying and go on static display for the weekend.

Young stars

The Young Lit present their Summer Showcase at Doncaster Little Theatre on Wednesday, with an array of comedy, music and movement from 7pm.

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