It was a truly courageous rescue with a much welcomed outcome. A horse who wandered onto a neighbor’s property in Scott County, Kentucky and stumbled into their in-ground pool was miraculously saved by Georgetown fire crews.
It took some time, but ultimately fire crews in Georgetown were get the horse out of the pool and up on level ground, to safety.
April, a 4 year old mare, is doing well, but early Monday morning, she apparently sauntered out of her yard over to the neighbors. She then headed to the back yard, where she fell in the pool.
“With the snow and stuff on top of it, it looked like the ground,” says Captain Thomas Barber, with Scott County Fire Department.
Firefighters were quick to help rescue the horse after falling into the pool on Cynthiana Road in Scott County.
“The pool was completely covered with ice. We had to break it to make a way for her to come out,” Barber says.
Firefighters and the owner of four-year-old April, used what they could to get the horse out of the backyard pool.
“With the help of the owner, some of our guys were able to use a halter on the horse and just led it with some assistance to climb up the steps,” Barber says.
The pool was eight feet at its deep end, and April was covered in water and about two inches of ice.