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Firefighters rescue deer caught in muddy river bed in Marshfield


Courtesy: Duxbury Fire Dept.

MARSHFIELD, Mass. ( – Firefighters from Marshfield and Duxbury rescued a deer from a muddy river bed on Old Ocean Street in Marshfield Sunday.

Authorities responded to 261 Old Ocean St. at about 11:30 p.m. The deer had become stuck in the mud up to its head about 170 feet off the shore.

The rescue took approximately two hours. The deer which is about a year old suffered a broken leg and was taken to the BCA in Hanover.

*All photos courtesy the Duxbury Fire Department