NY police save baby deer from 20-foot-deep manhole

Aug 3, 2012, 5:20 PM

MOUNT SINAI, N.Y. (AP) – 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.

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NY police save baby deer from 20-foot-deep manhole