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Saved! Crew Rescues Stranded Deer from NJ Pond, Police Say

A deer that got stuck on an icy New Jersey pond is safe after a daring rescue, authorities said. 

Officials from the Morris County Office of Emergency Management brought in a small vehicle with tank treads to rescue the deer from the pond near Willow Walk and Pondside in Roxbury Township Sunday morning.

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Despite a quick tumble from the rescue vehicle into the water, crew members removed the adventurous animal from the frigid pond just before 11:30 a.m. Sunday. 

"Everyone is safe and the deer was removed from the ice," a spokeswoman from the Roxbury Police Department said.

The deer was taken to the Antler Ridge Wildlife Sanctuary in Warren County, where she received a warm blanket, the department said in a Facebook post.

Video showed the deer stuck in the middle of the pond Saturday. 

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. 

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