Time Incident Posted: 10:25

Incident Date: 03/03/2023

Incident Location: Incident Location: Owston Road, Knossington

Incident Number: 53318

Incident Type: Horse in swimming pool

Initial Emergency Call Received: 07:28

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: Fire engine from Oakham, specialist animal rescue team from Southern station

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident:

Time Incident Closed: 10:10

Damage: NA

Believed Cause: NA

Initial Information: Call from owner to a horse fallen into swimming pool.
Pool had cover over it and owner attempting to remove cover

Updated Incident Information: On arrival Incident Commander confirmed one large male horse in swimming pool.
Horse on all four legs and close to pool steps, vet on scene.
Making use of farmers mechanical equipment to aid rescue of animal and using light portable pump to empty the pool.
Animal Rescue team formulated plan to use mechanical tele handler and harness to release horse from pool, vet has sedated the animal
Horse successfully rescued from pool and being checked over by vet before returning the animal to its stables.
For animal safety, fire crew pump out the water from the swimming pool.

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