Deer rescued from Jersey Shore lagoon

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Deer in water - File Photo

TOMS RIVER, NJ – A deer that somehow ended up in a lagoon in the Snug Harbor section of Toms River was rescued on Monday by members of the East Dover Fire Department’s marine rescue team. Residents tried unsuccessfully to steer the deer close to the nearby docks and beach.

Firefighters were called in at around 4:30 pm where they deployed their marine unit to the lagoon on Ship Court, along with volunteers from the Silverton Fire Department and Fire District #1.

Eventually, the rescue team was able to steer the deer back to dry land near Cattus Island Park, where it was able to get back onto dry land. A resident in a boat helped the fire department lasso the deer.