Sacto 9-1-1
August 18, 2013
Firefighters rescue deer from canal

By Kurt Chirbas
A deer struggling to escape the waters of the Folsom South Canal was pulled to safety late Sunday by Sacramento Metro Fire personnel.

At about 7:18 p.m., Sacramento Metro Fire received a call about a deer in peril. The animal was trapped in a canal and was unable to climb its steep concrete sides to safety, according to reports.

In a rescue mission that lasted roughly 20 minutes, Metro Fire personnel secured ropes around the deer, and then brought her to a ladder area of the canal. Here, additional members helped to remove the deer from the water.

The deer stood on its own and will make a full recovery, officials said. She will be returned to the wild.

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