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Polk County News and Democrat Deputies save sunken horse
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Updated: 12/15/2016 12:42:08PM

Deputies save sunken horse

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Members ofthe Agriculture Team used teh A-Frame rescue system to save a horse who fell into the water in Lakeland on Dec. 3.

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Last Saturday afternoon the Polk County Sheriff’s Office got a call about a horse trapped in a pond near Sleepy Hill Road in Lakeland.

Deputies found the 20-year-old mare Quarter horse stuck in about six feet of water. The surrounding area of the pond had decomposing wood much and muck making it difficult for the horse to find solid ground. Members of the Agriculture Unit were requested and arrived with the Florida Department of Agriculture’s SART (State Agriculture Rescue Team) Equipment Trailer and began an emergency rescue.

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