Fire service and RSPCA respond to deer ‘stuck in harbour’

Lowestoft harbour and bascule bridge. Photo: Mike Page

Lowestoft harbour and bascule bridge. Photo: Mike Page - Credit: Archant

Three Suffolk fire appliances today responded to a muntjac deer stuck in a harbour.

It was stuck behind Asda, in Kirkley Ham off Lowestoft's inner harbour, connected to Oulton Broad and the River Waveney.

Two units attended on land after receiving a call shortly after 10am, and later called for a boat to rescue the deer.

It is not know how the deer got into the harbour.

The service were on scene for just over an hour, and a spokesperson has confirmed: "the muntjac is rescued and is back on dry land."

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One unit is still on scene, waiting for the RSCPA to attend and check that the animal is safe and healthy before it will be released.

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