Firefighters rescue horse from pond in Seminole County

Firefighters recently came to the rescue of a horse that had fallen into a pond in Seminole County.

On Monday night, a total of seven Seminole County Fire Department units were dispatched to an unspecified area within the community of Geneva in reference to a horse in distress.

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SCFD crews rescuing a 26-year-old horse that had fallen into a pond on Monday night. (Photo: Seminole County Fire Department)

According to SCFD, a 26-year-old horse had slipped on mud before falling into a pond with a steep drop-off. The horse remained there for several hours before the arrival of firefighters.

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Firefighters used several tools to extricate the horse from the pond. (Photo: Seminole County Fire Department)

When SCFD crews arrived on scene, they quickly utilized a front-end loader, wrench, and ramp to safely free the horse from the pond below.

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Firefighters giving the horse some water to drink. (Photo: Seminole County Fire Department)

“Of course manpower and horsepower were also used!” stated the fire department in a social media post.

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The horse made a full recovery. (Photo: Seminole County Fire Department)

After being rescued, the horse quickly recovered and was “up and feeding” by Tuesday morning, according to the Seminole County Fire Department.

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