Deer saved from drowning in Leeds and Liverpool canal by fire service

Fire crews have saved a deer from drowning in the Leeds and Liverpool canal.

Saturday, 8th May 2021, 5:10 pm
Updated Saturday, 8th May 2021, 5:12 pm
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service saved the deer

Crews from Leeds and a technical rescue unit from Cleckheaton found the young deer today (Saturday).

It was drowning in the canal before it was saved by West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service.

The deer was given a quick rest and then was safely let back into the wild, with no injuries.

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The fire service revealed what had happened in a social media post: "Fire crews from Leeds and technical rescue unit from Cleckheaton today saved a young deer from drowning in the Leeds & Liverpool Canal.

"A quick rest later and safely back to the wild uninjured #notjustfires #animalrescue #savinglives."