Firefighters from Kazimierza Wielka (Świętokrzyskie Voivodeship) received a report about a horse that fell into the basement and could not get out. An excavator was brought to the site and excavated along the wall. The firefighters then punched a hole through which the animal could exit.
The incident took place in the village of Wielgus. Firemen from the Rescue and Fire Fighting Unit in Kazimierza Wielka went there.
– Upon arrival at the scene, during the reconnaissance it was found that a horse had fallen into an unsecured basement under the livestock building. Access to the basement was possible only through an opening in the floor measuring 1.5 meters by 1.5 meters. The animal could not get outside on its own – informs the young captain. Piotr Boksa from JRG Kazimierz Wielka.
The owner called the vet, who gave the horse some sedatives. – The excavator who arrived at the scene made an excavation along the side wall of the basement. Then, the rescuers, using a steel and concrete cutter and a demolition hammer, made a hole in the wall and foundation – further reports Boksa.
The horse left through the opening on its own. According to firefighters, the animal was handed over to the owner and a veterinarian.
Main photo source: Kazimierz Wielka JRG