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Crews Rescue Deer From Canal Drowning

 
Courtesy of the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District
 

Courtesy of the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District

Metro fire units were dispatched to the Folsom South Canal after getting 911 calls from people who saw the deer struggling in the water. The animal couldn’t get up the steep concrete sides of the canal.

Crews used a boat to get close to the deer where they used ropes to secure her. She was then brought to the ladder area of the canal were other crew members helped get the animal out of the water.

Except for being tired, Metro Fire officials say the deer was able to stand on her own and make a full recovery for return to the wild.

Steve Milne

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Steve is the voice of Capital Public Radio News as anchor of Morning Edition and Insight. He covers stories on a wide range of topics including: business, education, real estate, agriculture and music. Steve also produced stories for CapRadio.org.   Read Full Bio