Delays on A47 as horse is rescued from ditch

One lane has been closed on the Acle Straight while fire crews rescue a horse stuck in a ditch. Pict

One lane has been closed on the Acle Straight while fire crews rescue a horse stuck in a ditch. Picture: Andy Butterton/PA Wire - Credit: Archant

There were delays on the A47 Acle Straight this afternoon as emergency crews worked to rescue a horse from a ditch.

There are delays on the Acle Straight this afternoon (Tuesday, June 16) due to a horse stuck in a d

There are delays on the Acle Straight this afternoon (Tuesday, June 16) due to a horse stuck in a ditch Picture: Google Maps - Credit: Archant

Norfolk Police said they were called to manage traffic at around 3pm (Tuesday, June 16) while fire crews, including a rescue boat, attended the scene at the Halvergate turn.

A spokesman said the Yarmouth-bound carriageway was closed while the effort got underway.

Initially the call came through as a “highway obstruction” but turned out to be a horse in a ditch.

Police were on scene to assist with traffic control with Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service leading on the incident.

A spokesman for the fire service confirmed a 999 call was received at 2.49pm.

Crews from Yarmouth and Carrow, as well as the rescue boat from Carrow, rushed to the scene and “manually assisted the animal to safety.”

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The horse was reportedly unharmed.

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