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Firefighters rescue horse from swimming pool in snowy weather

A horse that fell into a swimming pool in snowy conditions has been rescued by fire crews.

West Midlands Fire Service tweeted a video which showed the sedated animal staying calm as it was placed in a harness and lifted out of the pool off Castlehill Road, Walsall Wood, shortly before 11am on Thursday.

Crews from Birmingham's Woodgate Valley fire station and nearby Aldridge were sent to the scene at 8.50am after the horse was spotted in the water.

The initial details said a horse had fallen into a swimming pool.

The horse remained calm throughout. Crews emptied the entire contents of the pool and then a vet sedated the horse to enable it to be lifted to a safe location.

The vet then checked the horse's well-being.

– West Midlands Fire Service Spokesman