Shortly before 10.55am this morning the Boyne Fishermen's Rescue and Recovery Service where contacted to assist in an animal rescue.
The call requested assistance with the reports of approx 8 Horses in the water behind Anglo Printers in Upper Mell area of Drogheda.
We dispatched our Mobile 1 unit and crew to the location to investigate the incident on arrival it as observed approx 8 horses on the centre island of the river.
With the spring low tides the horses had managed to walk out from a nearby field to a water source of the river.
With the tide rising, the horses had became surrounded by water , it was agreed that a rescue swimmer would enter the water to the island to encourage the horses to move back to main land.
A short time later the rescue swimmer managed to get the horses to move off the island back to the main land section.
Crews then returned back to the boathouse where they washed , restaged and sanitized equipment ready for the next call out.