May 14, 2015
Stranded horse rescued from swimming pool by fire crews

A horse was rescued from an outdoor swimming pool near Burnham-On-Sea on Wednesday afternoon (May 13th).

Fire crews were called to New Road in the village of Chapel Allerton at 4.15pm where the animal had got stuck in a water-filled pool.

"Crews confirmed the horse was within a swimming pool that was filled with approximately four feet of water," said a spokesman.

"A vet was on scene and had sedated the horse before the arrival of the fire service."

"Fire crews attached a lifting device to the horse and assisted in rescuing the animal using a mechanical digger."

"The horse was in not in distress and was successfully rescued."


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