Published: October 11, 2012
Horse stuck in swimming pool is rescued by fire crews

Fire crews rescued a horse stranded in an outdoor swimming pool near Burnham-On-Sea on Thursday morning (October 11th).

Crews from Cheddar and Bridgwater were called to a the pool at a private property in Wedmore shortly after 7.20am.

"People working at the premises came across the horse, which was standing on all fours in the water and, whilst not distressed, was skittish," said a spokesman.

The boom carrying the cover of the pool was used by the fire crews to herd the horse towards the shallow end of the pool.

"A vet then sedated the animal and fire crews applied harnesses to pull it out of the water and lead it to a nearby field, where it was released unharmed."

The owner was not in attendance and the RSPCA was called to attend.


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