Multiple agencies come together to rescue 13-year-old horse stuck in mud

Multiple agencies come together to rescue 13-year-old horse stuck in mud
Plymouth County Technical Rescue Team sent in large animal specialists to rescue a horse that became stuck in the mud. (Plymouth County TRT)

HANSON, Mass. — Members of the Hanson Fire Department, Duxbury Fire Department, and the Plymouth County Technical Rescue Team joined forces on Tuesday to rescue a horse stuck in mud near the Burrage Pond Wildlife Management Area near Elm Street.

The Regional Old Colony Communications Center received the call around 1:54 p.m.

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When units from the technical rescue team arrived on the scene, large animal specialists were requested. These specialists include trained firefighters from departments in Plymouth County and veterinarians.

The owner of the horse sustained minor injuries but remained on scene.

The 13-year-old horse named Libby was removed from the mud about an hour after crews responded.

Plymouth County Technical Rescue Team sent in large animal specialists to rescue a horse that became stuck in the mud.
Plymouth County Technical Rescue Team sent in large animal specialists to rescue a horse that became stuck in the mud. (Hanson Fire-Rescue)

Firefighters from Duxbury also assisted with the rescue.

The horse sustained minor injuries and the investigation conducted by multiple agencies ended with a positive outcome.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Hanson, MA – On September 1, 2020 at 13:54 hours the Regional Old Colony Communications Center...

Posted by Hanson Fire-Rescue on Tuesday, September 1, 2020