Wet deer rescued from soccer net in ditch

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April 22 (UPI) -- Firefighters in England came to the rescue of a deer that spent the night caught in a soccer net in a water-filled ditch.

The Cambridgeshire Fire & Rescue Service said on social media that personnel were summoned to the ditch near the soccer field in Wisbech St. Mary on a report of a deer in distress.


"Members of the public met the crew and showed them to where the deer was stuck," the post said.

The deer was unable to escape the ditch due to being entangled in a net, officials wrote.

"Crews managed to cut the net to free the deer and covered it with a piece of sheeting to allow them to carry it back into the field to release it to safety," the post said. "A good team performance on the pitch."

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