Horse rescued from pool

A horse was rescued from a pool in a Bohemia backyard Wednesday morning. It took about 45 minutes for Suffolk County police emergency service officers, Fifth Precinct officers and Town of Islip animal control officers to rescue the horse, who was named Quartermoon. Videojournalist: James Carbone (Dec. 11, 2013)

After falling into an inground swimming pool in a Bohemia backyard on Dec. 11, a horse named Quartermoon is doing OK thanks to the efforts of local police and six bales of hay. The horse?s owner, Deborah Hopkins, and a rescue team used the hay to build a platform in the water that the animal could walk on while a crew pulled it to safety using a strong strap wrapped around the horse's hindquarters. Quartermoon suffered only a banged-up right hind leg. | <a href=Here's the story " style="display:none" /> Here's the story " />

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