Horse rescued from residential swimming pool in Forest Lake
A horse that fell into a residential swimming pool early Wednesday afternoon in Forest Lake is now safe following a successful rescue effort by Forest Lake Fire & Rescue and a veterinarian from Forest Lake Fire & Rescue, North Branch.
Forest Lake police and fire personnel were called to the Tim McKenzie home, 8155 N. 210th St., after the horse became trapped in the pool’s three feet of water. The pool was not in service and was covered when the horse strayed over the pool cover and fell in at 12:50 p.m.
The animal was one of four horses that had broken free from their pasture at a neighboring home in the morning, police said. The four horses were in the McKenzie yard for most of the morning. See more in Editor Cliff Buchan’s Forest Lake Times exclusive story.