Horse rescued from swimming pool in Oxfordshire

A horse that got trapped in a swimming pool had to be rescued by fire crews. 

The Horse, named Mackie, was discovered roaming around the swimming pool in a suburban garden in Didcot, Oxfordshire.

Firefighters pumped the water out of the pool before the horse was rescued, still wearing a bridle and blue outdoor rug.

It was unclear how Mackie got into the pool. 

“We used a pump to get the water out of the pool and then with the assistance of a local vet were able to remove the horse to safety," a spokesman for Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service said. 

He added that it was "an unusual incident and we are pleased to report Mackie is doing well.”

Crews from Abingdon, Didcot and specialist vehicles from Kidlington and Wantage Fire Station attended the incident near Didcot, he also added. 

Article Source: The Independant

Image courtesy SWNS Media Group 


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