FIREFIGHTERS have been called to assist a horse stuck in a river in Arreton this morning (Wednesday).

At 10.59am, firefighters, together with animal rescue appliances and a fire engine from Shanklin, arrived at the scene.

Firefighters are currently working to extricate the animal.

UPDATE 1.17pm: At 12.04pm, the horse was rescued from the river and the animal is now in the care of a vet. 

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