Public Safety

Ellendale Firefighters Rescue Stranded Horse

Rescuers worked for more than three hours today to free a horse stranded in mud in the Redden State Forest.

Ellendale firefighters struggled for more than three hours to free a horse stranded in deep mud in the Redden State Forest.

According to Lower Delaware Breaking News, the call for help was received around 4:40 p.m. that a horse needed help on Redden Road near West Robbins Road.  Ellendale firefighters called for assistance from other agencies including ATVs and lighting from Bridgeville, Greenwood, Farmington VFDs, Sussex County EMS and the county’s technical rescue team.  They also were considering using the state police helicopter along with a vet.

The horse was freed around 8:10 p.m.



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Alan Henney

Written by Alan Henney

Alan Henney is a lifelong Rehoboth Beach seasonal visitor although born and raised in Washington, D.C. He worked several years in D.C. TV news and has been writing the “Rehoboth Weekend Update” for more than 15 years. He earned a BA in journalism with honors and an MBA in computer info systems, both from George Washington Univ. He is also a diehard radio geek. If you have a news story or question, please e-mail him at