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Brave Florida lifeguards save struggling deer from Atlantic Ocean

Posted: 11:15 AM, Sep 02, 2016
Updated: 2016-09-02 11:16:34-04

Rescue crews in Florida have been inundated by storm-related incidents this week from Hurricane Hermine, but a lifeguard encountered a unique incident in St. John’s County.

According to a post on the county’s fire rescue page, a SJCFR Marine Rescue lifeguards helped rescue a deer Thursday from the Atlantic Ocean.

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The deer entered the water and began struggling in the water and was unable to return to shore.

Concerned for the safety of the animal, lifeguards entered the water with a rescue board and helped steer the deer back to shore.

Once on the beach, crews said the deer ran off into the dune line without any concerns.