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Suffolk County Cops Rescue Deer From Icy Fire Island Waters

A deer rescued by Suffolk County police - Feb. 8, 2013 (credit: Suffolk County Police)

A deer rescued by Suffolk County police – Feb. 8, 2013 (credit: Suffolk County Police)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - Suffolk County Police Marine Bureau officers pulled a fawn out of icy waters Thursday afternoon.

Marine Bureau Police Officers Robert Femia and Peter Bogachunas were on their way back to Davis Park Marina on Fire Island when they noticed a deer in the water approximately 30-yards from shore.

The officers pulled the baby deer from the water, which was seven to eight feet deep, onto the boat and covered it with a blanket. The deer was not moving and appeared to be in shock.

Peter Bogachunas with the deer (credit: Suffolk County Police)

Peter Bogachunas with the deer (credit: Suffolk County Police)

Upon docking, the officers began to dry the fawn off.

A family of deer came over and started to lick the baby deer and it slowly started to move around.

Family of deer with the one rescued (credit: Suffolk County Police)

Family of deer with the one rescued (credit: Suffolk County Police)

The officers guided the injured deer to the police booth and fed it popcorn. The deer became more alert and ran off with the other deer.

Feeding the deer (credit: Suffolk County Police)

Feeding the deer (credit: Suffolk County Police)