Water company staff rescue foal from culvert in County Durham

WATER company workers have been praised after rescuing a foal found stuck in a culvert in County Durham.

Northumbrian Water Technical Support Advisors Daniel Clemenson and Adam Tindle and Operations Support Assistant Anth Carver were installing cameras in Crook’s sewer when they were alerted by cries from the colt’s distressed mother.

The three, all working with Northumbrian Water’s sewage team, entered the culvert and managed to drag the colt out.

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Northumbria Water posted on social media: “We are INCREDIBLY proud of our Dan, Adam and Anth who performed a brilliant rescue after a young colt got stuck in a culvert in Crook, County Durham.

“The team were working in the area when they heard the cries of the foal’s mother in distress and went to see what was happening.

“Locals thought the poor baby was stuck here for a few days before being rescued by the team

“Once they were able to coax the youngster and the rescue was complete, mother and baby fled into the sunset together! A great story and a great job from those involved!”

Jackie Poad posted: “Great work. Bit worried it’s been there for days and hasn’t been checked by its owner!”

Olwen Robinson added: “Amazing care to everyone involved to have this young colt back with his mother, how nice to hear such good news, rather than the daily cruelty that happens every day. .”

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