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Merlin’s ditch rescue in pictures

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On arrival rescue workers assess the situation
On arrival rescue workers assess the situation.

Ropes are put in place to prevent Merlin from struggling
Ropes are put in place to prevent Merlin from struggling.

The digger goes to work removing the side of the ditch
The digger goes to work removing the side of the ditch.

A ramp is put in place to make Merlin's exit easier
A ramp is put in place to make Merlin’s exit easier.

The ramp is prepared for Merlin's exit
Final preparations before Merlin is extracted from the ditch.

Everyone is relieved that Merlin is back on his feet after his ordeal
Everyone is relieved that Merlin is back on his feet after his ordeal.

Home in his stable with plenty of rugs to help him recover
Back home in his stable, Merlin tucks into some feed.

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