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Suffolk County emergency crews rescued a baby deer that fell 20 feet into a manhole in Mount Sinai Thursday evening.
Landscapers working by a vacant lot under construction by Route 25A and Nesconset Highway called police just before 4 p.m. after they noticed the fawn had fallen into the manhole.
Emergency service officers responded a short time later. One officer put on a brathing apparatus, and using a harness, was lowered down about 18 to 20 feet to try to save the deer. He managed to put a separate harness on the torso of the deer, which was crying but otherwise seemed fine, officials said.
The officers hoisted the deer to ground level a few hours later and then brought up the officer who had been lowered into the manhole.
The officers released the deer and it ran into the woods, seemingly unscathed, police said.
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