Police save fawn from icy waters off Fire Island
Police Officers Robert Femia and Peter Bogachunas were on their way back
to Davis Park Marina on Marine Mike when they noticed a deer in the
water approximately 30-yards from shore at 1:04 p.m. The officers pulled
the baby deer from the water, which was seven to eight feet deep, onto
the boat and covered it with a blanket. The deer was not moving and
appeared to be in shock.
Upon docking, the officers began
to dry the fawn off. As they did, a family of deer came over and started
to lick the fawn and it slowly started to move around.
officers guided the injured deer to the police booth and fed it popcorn.
The deer became more alert and ran off with the other deer.