NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A small fawn was in big trouble Wednesday after falling into a well.
New Rochelle firefighters rescued the deer from a 25 foot deep dry well behind a home on Pinebrook Boulevard.READ MORE: CDC Reverses Course, Recommends People Wear Masks Indoors Where COVID Rates Are High
Firefighter Greg Rigos went down into the well to tend to the animal, which was crying for its mother.READ MORE: Drivers Turn Highways Into Personal Parking Lots While Waiting To Pick Up Passengers From Tri-State Area Airports
There was a bit of a struggle, but Rigos was able to get a hold of the fawn and put a blanket over its head, as other firefighters hoisted them up to the surface.
Rigos handed off the animal to Lt. Joseph Oliva, who released the deer back into the wild.MORE NEWS: Taxi Driver Scared To Return To Work After Almost Being Struck By Bullet While Driving On Queens Highway
The fawn appeared to be unharmed and was reunited with its mother.