A horse has been rescued from a canal at Beverley Back in a major rescue operation involving a crane.

Humberside Fire and Rescue attended to the helpless animal around 9.50am.

A witness recalls the crew were unable to get the horse to safety through old-fashioned beckoning.

And so, they rescued the large horse from the water safely around 11.50am with a crane.

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The animal was said to be attempting to get back up onto the grass banking but slipping back into the water.

Fire fighters were seen attaching crane string to the sinking horse before pulling it out the water with force.

A horse was rescued from the canal around 11.50am

A number of walkers in the area were watching as the incident unfolded.

A vet was in attendance who checked the horse follow its rescue. It was reported to have no emergency health concerns.

Witness Gavin Hoe-Richardson recalls: "I was walking down Beverley Beck to film a YouTube video and the emergency services passed me.

"It was officially rescued around 11.50am.

"The horse was not submerged it was stuck in the water unable to get back up the bank."

Humberside Fire and Rescue report: "We received a report of a horse being in the water around 8.30 this morning.

"Crew attended from Beverley and we used specialised equipment we use for larger animals from our team over there.

"The horse is absolutely fine and is with the vet."