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Horse down cliffs at Cammachmore sparks rescue effort

Horse after rescue Image copyright NEWSLINE MEDIA

A horse stuck down a cliff has sparked a rescue operation.

Tara the horse, aged 22, got into difficulty between 20m and 30m down in the Cammachmore area of Aberdeenshire on Thursday afternoon.

Several units from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service - including a specialist team from Perth alongside Aberdeen and Peterhead crews - headed to the scene.

Helpers managed to attach a sling to the horse.

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With the assistance of a digger and a local farmer, they then managed to pull it to safety.

The horse was being assessed by a vet. Her owner expressed thanks for the rescue effort.

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