Deer rescued from river in Norwich by member of the public

PUBLISHED: 23:33 05 July 2019 | UPDATED: 23:33 05 July 2019

Riverside Walk in Norwich. Picture: Victoria Pertusa

Riverside Walk in Norwich. Picture: Victoria Pertusa


A member of the public has rescued a deer from the river in Norwich.

Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service was called at just after 8.20pm on Friday (July 5) following reports of a deer in the water at Riverside close to Norwich's railway station.

The animal had been thrashing about in the water and was getting carried downstream but a member of the public managed to get the deer out of the water.

A fire officer attended the incident and provided advice before the RSPCA arrived.

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Meanwhile at just after 10pm a fire crew from Carrow attended to an alarm activation on Bethel Street.

This however turned out to be a false alarm.

Elsewhere, an appliance from Carrow attended a report of a vehicle fire on the A47 at Trowse at about 4.45pm on Friday (July 5)

However the fire was extinguished before the fire brigade arrived.

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