Sea drama rescue for racehorse after dog bite incident

LIVESAVERS were called to a startled racehorse that had been bitten by a dog on a beach.

A racehorse was reported to be in the sea at Seaton Carew and Hartlepool RNLI’s inshore lifeboat was alerted as it was feared for the safety of people entering the water to save the horse.

They say the racehorse, which had been exercising on the beach, had been startled and bitten by a dog and bolted into the sea.

The RNLI’s inshore lifeboat was called at 2.45pm on Tuesday and had made it to the entrance of the pier at 2.56pm when it was stood down as the horse had been enticed out of the water.

Mike Craddy, Hartlepool RNLI operations manager, said: “This was a bit of an unusual shout but our volunteer crewmembers are trained to deal with every eventuality.

“Thankfully everything turned out ok and the horse was unhurt.”