Essex

Pony rescued from Chelmsford swimming pool

The pony is pulled from the pool by firefighters Image copyright Essex Fire and Rescue Service

A pony has been rescued from a swimming pool after taking a late-night dip.

The animal fell into the water in the early hours of Monday after wandering on to the grounds of a property in Chelmsford, Essex.

Firefighters helped lift the stricken creature to safety after being called to Coalhill Lane at 05:15 BST.

The pony avoided serious injury but was left in the care of a vet as a precaution, Essex Fire Service said.

Image copyright Essex Fire and Rescue Service

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