UPDATED: All seven horses saved from flooded land Chelmsford

Chelmsford Weekly News: Officers from Essex Fire and RSPCA working together to rescue the horses Officers from Essex Fire and RSPCA working together to rescue the horses

SEVEN horses left stranded on flooded land have been saved.

Floods saw the horses trapped by the Chelmer Road Viaduct Bridge in Chelmsford on Friday.

Four were rescued by the RSPCA and firefighters that afternoon but three had to be left until yesterday as fading light hampered the rescue effort.

Inspector Nicky Thorne who led the six-strong RSPCA rescue team said: "The rescue went very smoothly indeed.

"The team worked very carefully and slowly to move the horses.

"The horses were next to a shopping centre, a pub and a road so we had quite a few people watching."

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4:11pm Fri 31 Jan 14

The Stinker Returns says...

Horses can swim
Horses can swim The Stinker Returns

5:47pm Sun 2 Feb 14

gary@euroloo.com says...

I saw these horses walking across the fields towards the river and did wonder if they were going to walk straight in.
I saw these horses walking across the fields towards the river and did wonder if they were going to walk straight in. gary@euroloo.com

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