Pony Tinkerbell saved from sinkhole thanks to firefighters

Tinkerbell was helped out of the sinkhole thanks to the work of County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service.
Tinkerbell was helped out of the sinkhole thanks to the work of County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service.

The owners of a pony which was freed from a sinkhole have sent their thanks to the fire crew which helped pull their pet free.

County Durham and Darlington were called to Woodstone Village, near Fencehouses, on Saturday after the horse was discovered in the hole.

Tinkerbell and her friends with their message to the firefighters who helped her out of the hole on Saturday.

Tinkerbell and her friends with their message to the firefighters who helped her out of the hole on Saturday.

A crew from High Handenhold Fire Station used ropes, pieces of wood and the power of a Land Rover to pull the piebald pony free.

Following the rescue, Tinkerbell's owners shared a photo with a sign reading "Thank you all for saving my life."

Tinkerbell's legs were secured using ropes and wood. Image by County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service.

Tinkerbell's legs were secured using ropes and wood. Image by County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service.

The pony pictured after she had been pulled out of the ground, in photos shared by County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service.

The pony pictured after she had been pulled out of the ground, in photos shared by County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service.