- Written by Administrator
- Published: 23 October 2013
Duxbury firefighters assisted in an unusual rescue mission Saturday afternoon as they worked with the Plymouth County Technical Rescue Team to pull a horse out of a cranberry bog in Carver.
The call to rescue the 1,200-pound horse came at about 2:50 p.m. The animal was stuck up to its neck in water in a six- foot-wide ditch at a cranberry bog on Center Street. Firefighter/medic Alex Merry and firefighter Jeff Chandler worked to rescue the horse and keep it calm after the successful mission. All PCTRT members are trained in large animal rescue, according to the Duxbury Fire Department.
Duxbury firefighters used ropes and tethers to pull the horse to safety. The horse ap- peared to be unharmed and was returned to its owner.