The “drowning human” police responded to in Florida on Sunday — which turned out to be a horse stuck in a pool — has died, sheriff’s officials said Monday.

An investigation found a “poor horse,” as described by the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, that fell into a pool at a home in Lake Worth.

Photo By fox news Horse rescued from Sheriff Office pool later died

A deputy waded into the pool to reassure the large, dark-colored steed.

He sat down on the steps and calmed the animal, who looked to be standing in around three feet of water.

The sheriff’s office worked with Palm Beach County Fire Rescue to remove the horse from the pool. But on Monday, officials said the horse later died. A cause of death wasn’t immediately announced