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New Forest pony rescued after falling through swimming pool cover in Ashurst

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FIREFIGHTERS rushed to rescue a New Forest pony which took an unexpected plunge in a swimming pool.

The alarm was raised around 9.30pm last Friday, with reports the animal had fallen through a pool cover outside a property in Woodlands Road, Ashurst.

Multiple fire crews responded to the rescue (file photo)
Multiple fire crews responded to the rescue (file photo)

Fortunately, it was filled with only a foot of water.

Lyndhurst-based animal rescue specialists joined crews from Brockenhurst, Eastleigh and Redbridge as they “barrel rolled” the pony out using a glide and strops.

The animal was handed over to an agister following the rescue operation, which was helped by a vet.

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