New Jersey

Slippery Predicament: Deer Stuck on NJ Pond, Police Say

A deer was stuck on an icy New Jersey pond and officials planned a rescue operation for Sunday morning, police said. 

Video showed the deer stuck in the middle of the pond near Willow Walk and Pondside in Roxbury Township. 

Due to the thickness of the ice and safety issues for the rescuers, officials decided to reconvene at 8 a.m. Sunday with the equipment they needed to rescue the deer, police said. 

The deer had been on the pond all day, but was closer to the shore by evening, police said. Officers hoped the snow would help the deer get traction and stand up on its own.

Police planned to check on the deer throughout the night. 

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