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Pony rescued from swimming pool in Essex

The pony was not seriously hurt Credit: Essex Fire and Rescue

Firefighters have had to rescue a pony which accidentally fell into a swimming pool in Chelmsford.

The animal wandered into a garden on Coalhill Lane at around 5.15 on Monday, 14 October.

The pony fell into the pool by accident Credit: Essex Fire and Rescue

Three fire crews were called to the property, and had to use a piece of equipment known as a 'skid' to get the pony out.

The animal was not seriously injured, but crews left it in the care of a vet as a precaution.