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Horse rescued after falling in Mesa residential pool

PHOENIX — A Mesa homeowner’s horse is in good health after falling in a backyard pool Saturday afternoon.

A Mesa Fire Department crew along with medical department paramedics, technical rescue team members and a veterinarian responded to the scene near University and Val Vista drives to rescue the horse from its homeowner’s pool.

Mesa firefighters said the horse was wandering outside of its pen before falling into the swimming pool.

Fire Capt. Forrest Smith said the horse was tranquilized prior to being pulled by straps out of the water.

Smith said the animal was not injured and was left at the home with its owner.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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