Home»Fire Incidents»2009 Incidents»Deer Rescue School Street in Seekonk River Pawtucket, RI January 26, 2009
Pawtucket Fire, EMS, Police, Animal Control, and DEM responded to the area of the School Street launch into the Seekonk River on January 26, 2009 around 10:30am for a reported deer through the ice. Personel found a lone deer some distance down the river bobbing in the frigid water. Engine 3 launched Marine 1 into the river from the School Street launch area and headed down stream to retrieve the animal. The members on board snared the deer and pulled it safely to the boat. Marine 1 headed back to the launch with a firefighter holding onto his new buddy. A DPW front-end loaded awaited near the ramp to scoop up the lethargic deer to bring it back onto dry land. Firefighters and DEM agents dried the deer off with towels and blankets from the Rescue. The deer attempted several attempts to upright itself without success due the icy ground. DEM waited by the scene to continue care of the animal.