Deer oh deer! Baby fawn rescued from canal

OH deer oh deer!

OH deer, oh deer! 

Fire crews had to carry out a water rescue with a difference today when a young fawn was stranded in a canal.

The deer was stuck in water near Station Road, Mexborough and four crews attended the scene at 9.10am this morning (Wednesday).

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Firefighters from Dearne, Edlington, Tankersley and Aston Park attended the incident along with staff from the RSPCA.

The deer had gone for a swim in the canal but was unable to get out again, a South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue spokeswoman said.

She added that after treading water for a few hours the one-year-old had become quite tired, but crews managed to get a rope around its neck and pull it to safety.

RSPCA staff spent a few hours with the fawn before releasing it back into the wild.