Horse Rescued After Falling into NY Swimming Pool



By Kelli Sutterman

DIX HILLS, N.Y. (AP) — A cold January night is no time to be jumping in a swimming pool — especially if you're a horse.

Long Island firefighters and police officers were summoned to a Dix Hills home Thursday night, where they found a horse that had escaped from a nearby stable. He was in a neighbor's 7-foot deep swimming pool, with only his head sticking above the water.

The horse, named Mikey, was actually one of three that escaped. The other two were caught by police officers, but Mikey had apparently fled to the rear of a home on Carlls Straight Path.

Mikey apparently fell through the ice atop the swimming pool, where authorities found him. It took EMS officers and firefighters about 40 minutes to fish him out of the water.

His condition wasn't immediately known, but two firefighters were treated for hypothermia.

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