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Firefighters rescue horse from Buckinghamshire sinkhole

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Image caption The horse was checked over by a vet after the incident and found to be fit and well

Firefighters have released a pregnant horse that fell into a sinkhole.

Crews dug a trench and created a ramp to release the 10-year-old mare from the two-metre-deep hole in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire.

The mare, which was seven months pregnant, was later checked by a vet and found to be fit and well.

Bucks Fire and Rescue said the operation in Wooburn Green Lane, Holtspur, on Sunday was an "outstanding team effort".

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Image caption Crews dug a trench and created a ramp to free the horse
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Image caption The horse managed to free herself after the "outstanding team effort"

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