Stranded deer rescued from canal by firefighters

Deer rescued by South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue
Deer rescued by South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue

Fire crews had to carry out a water rescue with a difference after a young deer became stranded in a canal.

Firefighters from Dearne, Edlington, Tankersley and Aston Park attended the incident in Mexborough yesterday morning.

A spokesman for South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue said: “The crews were able to get a rope around the deer and pull it to safety.

“The RSPCA was in attendance and are now looking after the deer which will be released once it has recovered from its ordeal.”