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Horse jumps fence, lands in South Florida swimming pool

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A 30-year-old horse was raised from a Loxahatchee, Fla., swimming pool after it apparently jumped a fence. (Allen Eyestone/The Palm Beach Post/ZUMAPRESS.com)

A horse that wandered into an in-ground swimming pool in South Florida needed some help getting out.

Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Capt. Albert Borroto tells The Palm Beach Post that the 30-year-old horse named Andy had jumped a fence and landed in the Loxahatchee swimming pool.

A 911 caller alerted authorities, noting that the horse's head was above water. It took about two hours to rescue the animal Tuesday. Photographs from the scene show a blindfolded Andy hoisted from the water in a sling suspended from a crane.

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