This is the dramatic moment firefighters rescued a massive Shire horse after it got stuck in a sewage pit.

The horse called Bill had to be saved when he fell into the deep hole after being spooked in field in Hildersham near Cambridge.

Firefighters used a tractor from a farm to lift the distressed animal out of the muddy ditch on Tuesday.

The horse called Bill had to be saved when he fell into the deep hole after being spooked in field in Hildersham near Cambridge

The horse called Bill had to be saved when he fell into the deep hole after being spooked in field in Hildersham near Cambridge

The horse called Bill had to be saved when he fell into the deep hole after being spooked in field in Hildersham near Cambridge

Firefighters borrowed a tractor from a farm

Firefighters borrowed a tractor from a farm

They used it to lift the distressed animal out of the muddy ditch on Tuesday

They used it to lift the distressed animal out of the muddy ditch on Tuesday

Firefighters used a tractor from a farm to lift the distressed animal out of the muddy ditch on Tuesday

Three crews from Cambridge and a vet all rushed to the scene and worked to free the horse

Three crews from Cambridge and a vet all rushed to the scene and worked to free the horse

Three crews from Cambridge and a vet all rushed to the scene and worked to free the horse

Three crews from Cambridge and a vet all rushed to the scene and worked to free the horse.

To ensure Bill’s safety, straps were put underneath him before he was hoisted up and left in the care of the owner.

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service said the horse had a few cuts and bruises but was recovering well and was back with its owners.

To ensure Bill's safety, straps were put underneath him before he was hoisted up (pictured) and left in the care of the owner

To ensure Bill's safety, straps were put underneath him before he was hoisted up (pictured) and left in the care of the owner

To ensure Bill’s safety, straps were put underneath him before he was hoisted up (pictured) and left in the care of the owner

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service said the horse had a few cuts and bruises but was recovering well and was back with its owners

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service said the horse had a few cuts and bruises but was recovering well and was back with its owners

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service said the horse had a few cuts and bruises but was recovering well and was back with its owners

Source : Mail Online

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