Emergency crews in Long Island, N.Y., rescued a baby deer Thursday that had fallen 20 feet into a manhole.

Police spent over four hours rescuing a baby deer Thursday that fell 20 feet into a manhole in Long Island, N.Y.

Landscapers working by a vacant lot under construction in Mount Sinai, N.Y., called Suffolk County Police just after 3:30 p.m. when they noticed the fawn had fallen into the manhole, police said.

Four emergency service officers responded around 5 p.m., according to a police report, and tested the environment to make sure it was safe to descend in to the manhole.

After putting on a harness and breathing apparatus, Emergency Service Officer Walter Justincic was lowered approximately 18-20 feet down to the deer, police said.

Justincic put a separate harness on the torso of the deer, which police said was crying but otherwise seemed fine.

The officers hoisted the deer to ground level at around 8 p.m. and then brought up Justincic back up.

The officers then released the deer and it ran into the woods, seemingly unscathed.

Responses to "Baby deer rescued after falling 20 feet down manhole"

  1. Anonymous says:

    Thank You!!

  2. Anonymous says:

    WOW. That's so awesome. I hope the mother was somewhere!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Thank you once again to the policemen who come to many rescues. To put your life on the line to save another is heroic.

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