Firefighters rescue horse stuck in mud at sanctuary

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Firefighters rescued a horse which slipped in a muddy field and was unable to get up again.

Crews from Barnsley and Tankersley were called out to help rescue the 19-year-old shire horse, called George, after he was discovered in difficulty at 11.30am yesterday.

They spent around three hours at the scene.

George was found on his side at a horse and pony sanctuary on South Lane, Cawthorne, Barnsley.