Deer rescued by crew of Wizzy off Hunstanton
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Deer oh deer - pleasure boats rescued a muntjac which swam out to sea.
Crew and passengers on the Wash Monster spotted the animal swimming off Hunstanton on Sunday afternoon.
William Searle, from Searles Seatours, said: 'We were going out whan I saw what I thought was a seal out there.
'There were jet skis and power boats going past it so I thought why isn't it going under - there must be something wrong with it.'
Mr Searle radioed Wizzy, one of his other vessels, to investigate.
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'I said do a man overboard if you can get near it,' he said. 'It took them 20 minutes.'
The creature was rescued with a line and taken to the Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary, looking none the worse for its dip.
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It was placed in a seal box and taken to the RSPCA's Norfolk Wildlife Hospital at East Winch, near King's Lynn.