WATCH: RNLI rescue stranded horse from the Nenagh River

The animal had been swept into the river as a result of flooding

WATCH: RNLI rescue stranded horse from the Nenagh River

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The Lough Derg RNLI were called into action on New Year's Day as they received reports of a horse stranded in the Nenagh river. 

The Valentia Coast Guard requested that the RNLI step in to help with the rescue effort of a horse that had fallen into the Nenagh River in Co. Tipperary. 

The foal was believed to have been caught in flooding from the river and was swept downstream by the water, and the RNLI were able to capture the rescue on film. 

Two members of the crew, Ger Egan and Keith Brennan, got into the water, and managed to guide the horse back to land, where it collapsed as a result of being exhausted after swimming for so long. The animal also had wounds to its chest and knee.

According to Breaking News, a vet was called to attend to the animal, and a local landowner gave it some feed and let it roam around a field with another animal until it was able to calm down. 

Via RNLI