News

Rescuers lift stuck horse from gully

DELICATE OPERATION: The horse is carefully led from Purga Creek.
DELICATE OPERATION: The horse is carefully led from Purga Creek. Terry Royan

BOONAH Fire Brigade and rural fire brigade crews were called in for some heavy lifting at Milbong on Saturday when the RSPCA attempted a horse rescue.

The horse had to be winched out of a gully on the Milbong property after it had been stuck in the water for about hour at 3.50pm.

MAKING NEWS MONDAY...

Mercury to hit 35C, early start to summer

Motorist finds library card is no licence to drive

Boonah Station officer-in-charge David Perrem said the rescue was easier than expected with a rural fire brigade member using a hoist on his ute to free the horse.

"We used two of our wide hoses as a sling to lift the horse out," Mr Perrem said.

"It was a good result. We let the horse walk around a bit and took it up in the yards. It was fine. It wasn't too distressed.

MAKING NEWS MONDAY...

Tributes flow for stalwart killed in cycling crash

P-plater drives after 8 wines

"We are trained in animal rescue but it's not often we do that sort of rescue.

"Sometimes it can take a long time to carry out animal rescues from the ones I've heard about but this one was fairly easy."

The owner of the horse arrived at the property soon after the rescue.

Topics:  animal rescue, boonah, fire brigade, rspca




Ordinary Ipswich woman doing an 'extraordinary' job

SUPPORT: Glenn McGrath breast care nurse Karen Miles (wearing pink) is being filmed by the crew from Versus Media for an educational production. She is pictured with oncology patient Rachael Reihana of Yamanto.

Thousands of women call Karen Miles a friend.

Why Ipswich is hooked on cruising

PACIFIC CRUISE: The beauty of an Island cruise is the opportunity to go ashore to swim and snorkel.

Tropical weather calls to travellers

Odd jobs on hold for sports feast

LEGEND: Jamaican sensation Usain Bolt.

Time to let those sleepless nights begin

Latest deals and offers

Drowning Pool gig review at Max Watt's

Drowning Pool played Brisbane with A Breach of Silence and She Cries Wolf at the Max Watt's House of Music.

Drowning Pool prove that 'bodies' hit the floor when they play

#SaveMarinaJoyce: How ISIS theory took over youtube channel

One young Youtuber accidentally gave rise to a conspiracy theory

Talking whiskey with Jack Daniel’s master distiller

It all comes down to the distillery

10 things to do this weekend

Luke Heggie is appearing at the Ipswich Civic Centre as part of the 2016 Sydney Comedy Festival Showcase

Looking for something to do in Ipswich this weekend?

SIXTY MILES AHEAD sign with Eclipse Records, prepare new album 'Insanity'

Sixty Miles Ahead sign with Eclipse. Photo Contributed

Sixty Miles Ahead to release new album on Eclipse

Thy Art Is Murder are killing it

See Thy Art is Murder on their killer tour happening right now. Photo Contributed

We talk with Thy Art is Murder about touring, babies, and new music

Queensland's $1 town goes under the hammer today

The township of Yelarbon is up for sale.

Unprecedented auction of town's business centre with no reserve

Australia Post to open at Orion

Australia Post.

Service to open to customers in late August

Town with 'unique country flair' will be ruined: resident

Jonathan Emms of Rosewood is concerned about a proposed townhouse development for this John Street block of land.

Residents concerned by high density development proposal

Work starts on $15M Caloundra apartment building

Turning the first sod at the Aqua View Apartments site in Kings Beach are (from left) husband-and-wife developers Alex Yuan and Stella Sun with construction company Tomkins director Mike Tomkins and Councillor Tim Dwyer.

Developers excited about addition to Kings Beach skyline

72-year-old Coast developer set to start new project

GREEN LIGHT: The Cosmopolitan has been approved for development at Cotton Tree.

Meet the Canberran set to deliver another chapter for Coast suburb