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Firefighters rescue horse from swimming pool

Ongar Road, Margaret Roding
21/12/2017 @ 21:16
Incident Number: 69034
In attendance: 2 x South Woodham Ferrers (1 x Animal Rescue Unit), 1 x Chelmsford, 1 x Great Baddow


Firefighters rescued a trapped horse from a swimming pool in the early hours of this morning.

When crews arrived at the pool, situated at the rear of a residential property, they immediately requested the assistance of our Animal Rescue Unit.

The horse, called Joe, had fallen into the water while the pool was covered, meaning it had been become tangled in the canvas-type material.

While being supported by a local equine vet, crews began draining the swimming pool at 11.32pm.

Firefighters then used a bale of hay to attract the horse to walk out of the pool, which it did successfully by 0.49am.

The animal, which is around ten years old, was unharmed and left in the care of its owner.

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