We’ve an amazing #FeelGoodFriday story to share with you!
On Friday 20 January, RSC Project Manager, Ryan spotted on a local Killamarsh facebook group page that a horse was under stress after falling into the nearby River Rother.
Having been involved in horse rescue before, Ryan’s local river knowledge made him aware that the river banks in the area are all square and steep, and so there would be no way to get the horse out of the river without digging down into the bank and creating a ramp to enable the rescue.
After obtaining permission from the Environment Agency to dig the river bank, the RSC’s Ryan and Site Manager Ben, joined forces with Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service's Alfreton Community Fire Station and local company Galebest Ltd, who provided the machinery in the form of a 3.5 tonne excavator and driver, to crack on with the rescue plan.
Starting at around 7.30am, the horse called Rosie (an 11 year old, former racehorse known as Golden Rosie) was finally rescued by 9.45am much to everyone’s delight. She was immediately treated by a vet and packed out with hay and warm covers to help with her recovery and we’re thrilled to say she is safe and sound and doing really well after her ordeal.
Ryan and RSC site operative Rosie, went back to the site to repair the fencing where the amazing rescue had taken place. Thank you to everyone involved in securing a great working partnership and a happy ending for Golden Rosie!