US firefighters rescue horse from frozen pool

Firefighters in Idaho, USA helped pull a stranded horse out of a frozen pool in a resident’s back yard.

The Eagle Fire Department shared photos as fire crews and neighbours broke through the ice to pull Lucky, the 5-year-old horse, out of the frozen water.

“That’s really his name,” Eagle Fire Battalion Chief Rob Shoplock told the Idaho Statesman. “And he certainly is lucky.”

An Ada County Sheriff’s spokesman said a homeowner called to report the horse was trapped in the pool around 4:50 p.m. Saturday after Lucky and several other horses escaped from their nearby enclosure.

The sheriff’s office said Lucky had been in the water for about an hour before firefighters and deputies arrived to cut through the ice with chainsaws and pulled him free.

“When we starting moving him, he was not having it — he actually fell down under the water,” Shoplock said of efforts to rescue the horse.

Lucky was checked by a veterinarian after being pulled from the icy water and appeared to be okay, according to officials.

Horse rescue out of swimming pool

Great job by Eagle Fire Department saving a 5-year-old horse who fell into a swimming pool Saturday afternoon at a Foothills home north of town.

Posted by Eagle Police on Monday, February 13, 2017