Florida Fish and Wildlife Officers Rescue Baby Deer from Water

According to the FWC, the deer was “distressed and exhausted.”

By Camila Bernal
|  Tuesday, Oct 1, 2013  |  Updated 2:12 PM EDT
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Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Deer rescued from the Apalachicola River.

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A baby deer that was found swimming in circles in a north Florida river was rescued by two Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers last week.

The officers were on patrol when the spotted the deer in the waters of the Apalachicola River, the FWC said Tuesday.

The deer was "distressed and exhausted,” the FWC said.

Officers Keith Baber and Mike Guy were able to pull the deer out of the water and took it to bank of the river.

According to the FWC, the” river had a very steep embankment” and “there was only one place the mother could be."

The deer was released safely near where it was swimming.

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