A horse named Penny got lucky.
Suffolk County police and Bohemia firefighters rescued the 3-year-old mare stuck in the deep end of a swimming pool Saturday morning, trapped in the homeowner’s pool covering.
The resident of the home called 911 just before 8 a.m. to report their horse was stuck in the in-ground pool on Pond Road.
Suffolk police with Penny after the ordeal. Credit: SCPD
Police, emergency service officers and firefighters were able to pull the horse to more shallow waters and rescue her, uninjured.
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John Asbury covers the Town of Hempstead and the City of Long Beach. He has been with Newsday since 2014 and previously covered crime for nine years for The Press-Enterprise in Riverside, Calif.