The incident was called in around 1pm after the owners found the horse in the swimming pool of their Mt Eliza property. On arrival, the brigade decided to drain the pool and with the help of SES, used Knox’s crane to fasten a sling under the horse and lift it up and out of the pool.
The rescue took around one hour and Moorooduc captain Nev Jones said, “it was a good joint effort by CFA and SES and the owners were very happy with the outcome.”
A vet was on hand to sedate the horse during the rescue and other than a small gash above its eye, it was in pretty good health. The horse’s low body temperature led its rescuers to assume it may have been in the water for some time before it was spotted.