Workers save deer stuck in storm drain

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CONCORD, N.C. (WNCN) – Crews in a North Carolina town rescued a deer that was trapped in a storm water drain on Friday.

Concord officials said on Facebook that the young doe crawled through a culvert and then somehow ended up trapped in a storm water drain.

The drain was several feet below ground along a neighborhood street.

Crews were able to remove a storm drain cover and put a person down in the drain with the deer. The deer was then hauled up using straps and ropes.

“The team was able to apply their technical rescue training and return the deer to her natural habitat with only minor cuts and injuries,” Concord Public Safety officials said in a Facebook post.

A wildlife officer was on hand to offer guidance about how to best handle the deer during the rescue, officials said.

“There is no doubt about it, we love our community including wildlife ‘DEER’ly!” the Facebook post said.

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