Oh Deer - Muntjac rescued from the Purfleet in King’s Lynn

Fire fighters and RSPCA crews rescued a muntjac deer from the Purfleet in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian

Fire fighters and RSPCA crews rescued a muntjac deer from the Purfleet in King's Lynn. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: IAN BURT

A deer required the efforts of both the RSPCA and Norfolk Fire Service to rescue it after it got stuck on a ledge above a waterway in King's Lynn.

Lynn fire crews attended the scene at the Inner Purfleet just before 11am along with the specially trained Water Rescue Unit. The Muntjac was removed from the waterway at around 12pm and was taken by RSPCA inspector Jason Finch to be released back into the wild.

Station manager Tim Edwards, of Norfolk Fire Service, said: 'We were called to help a Muntjac deer stuck on a ledge with no way out. It would have died so we decided the best course of action was for us to help it out. It didn't seem to be in too much distress apart from fire fighters trying to catch it, it wasn't hurt.

'It's a popular part of town you never know when someone might fall in there. At least we've got the experience of getting in there, we know what it is like.

'We get a number of calls to do with Muntjac but usually they are stuck in a fence. There was another deer in the Purfleet a few years ago and we had a dog jump in last year.


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'We have a special unit for water rescue who are also trained in animal rescue. They have a boat, althoughthat wasn't used here, but they are also taught wading and swimming techniques.'

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