Several Suffolk County police officers on Thursday afternoon rescued a baby deer trapped in a 20-foot deep manhole, after landscapers working near a construction site in Mount Sinai stumbled upon the frightened animal.
The manhole was on a piece of property near Route 25A and Nesconset Highway.
Emergency service officers Tobie Monaco, Billy Judge, Dan Coan and Walter Justincic arrived on the scene at about 5 p.m. to try to save the deer. After testing the manhole to make sure it was safe, Justincic donned a breathing mask and was lowered by his fellow officers down the manhole to strap a harness on the fawn, who police said was crying but seemed healthy.
By 8 p.m. the baby deer was out of the manhole, and when it was released it ran into the woods.
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