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Video: Horse rescued after falling into river and being swept downstream

The horse was being swept downstream into Lough Derg.

Updated at 3.52pm

A YOUNG HORSE which fell into Nenagh river and was being swept downstream into Lough Derg was rescued by the RNLI yesterday.

The Lough Derg RNLI Lifeboat was requested to launch by Valentia Coast Guard at around 12.35pm.

The lifeboat was used to encourage the horse to swim towards shore and herd him into the shallows while a person on shore coaxed the horse from the water with a bucket of oats.

Source: Cliodhna Russell/YouTube

The animal had wounds to its chest and knee and Valentia Coast Guard arranged for a vet to go to the location.

With some difficulty, the young horse was enclosed in a field.

And today, Dublin Fire Brigade along with gardaí were called to the Grand Canal in Dolphin’s Barn, Dublin, shortly after midday after a foal was spotted in the water.

Rescue divers managed to to pull the uninjured foal to safety.

Originally published at 11.31pm

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