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: Akayed Ullah Gets Life In Prison For 2017 Attempted Suicide Bombing At Times Square Subway Station
Firefighter Greg Rigos went down into the well to tend to the animal, which was crying for its mother.READ MORE: Caught On Video: Mob Attacks Woman Inside NYC McDonald's, Turns On Good Samaritan Who Tried To Protect Her
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: Stimulus Check Update: Is A Fourth Relief Payment Coming Your Way?
The fawn appeared to be unharmed and was reunited with its mother.