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N.Y. police save baby deer from 20-foot-deep manhole

Published August 3, 2012 4:27 pm

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2012, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

Mount Snai, N.Y. • Police on New York's Long Island spent over four hours rescuing a baby deer that fell into a 20-foot-deep manhole.

The cute, speckled creature scampered into the woods after it was released Thursday by its beaming, burly rescuers.

Landscapers called Suffolk County police around 3:30 p.m. Thursday after they saw the deer fall into the hole near a vacant lot in Mount Sinai.

Four emergency service officers responded.

The officers said the deer looked scared and sounded like it was crying.

One officer descended while wearing a breathing apparatus and a harness.

He placed another harness on the deer. The team raised it to ground level around 8 p.m.

They proudly posed for pictures with the fawn before releasing it.