Published: Tue, July 18, 2017
Global Media | By Meredith Barber

Heroic Dog Jumps in Water to Save Drowning Fawn

Heroic Dog Jumps in Water to Save Drowning Fawn

As soon as they started walking on the beach, he said the fawn - likely spooked by Storm and Freeley's other dog Sara - ran right back in the water.

He and his dogs Storm and Sarah were strolling on the beach when Storm jumped into the water after something.

Awesome video shows a dog saving a baby deer who was struggling to swim ashore.

Freeley immediately called the Strong Island Animal Rescue League who arrived on the scene to assist with the ill animal.

When Storm got back to shore, he put the deer down and laid down next to it, encouraging it to stand up once more.

Once on land, the fawn ran off but soon collapsed, Freeley said.

"I think it was a great thing for its instincts to kick in, to go out there and rescue it", Floridia said of Storm.

The fawn, according to one of the rescuers, was covered in ticks and had an eye injury.

The fawn was eventually taken to an area animal rescue, which will care for it until it's back on its feet.

Video posted to Facebook shows a golden retriever leaping into the water off Long Island and returning with a drowning fawn in its mouth.

The video of the rescue was posted online over the weekend and generated more than 35,00 shares and 8,000 likes.

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