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Fire crews rescue horse from pool

A horse had to be rescued from a swimming pool in Cornwall after becoming trapped.

The fire service received a call from the owner of the horse, which had fallen into the pool in Gunnislake.

The 10m x 5m (32ft x 16ft) pool was 2m (6ft) deep at its deepest but the horse was standing in the shallow end.

"The water was up to its tummy," said a Cornwall Fire Brigade spokesperson. The water was pumped out and bales placed in the pool so the horse could get out.

Crews from Callington, Bodmin and St Austell used light portable pumps to empty the water from the pool and a farmer provided the bales.

A vet was present and the horse was released safe and well and left with his owner.


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