NJ State Trooper Pulls Drowning Deer
From Swimming Pool
A New Jersey state trooper rescued a deer drowning in a swimming pool at a home.
Trooper Dwayne Phillips was dispatched to the Harmony Township residence Friday afternoon after a worker discovered the buck struggling in the pool.
Phillips jumped into action, grabbing the deer by its rack and pulling it from the water.
The exhausted animal remained on the ground for some time until it was able to stand up on its own and eventually run off.
In a Facebook post, the New Jersey State Police said Phillips did an “outstanding” job.
“Believe it or not, we don’t necessarily teach recruits in the academy how to rescue drowning deer, but we do teach them how to think on their feet and adapt and improvise when a peculiar situation presents itself,” the post read.
“Now, there is always the possibility of serious injury or worse when trying to rescue a drowning victim and even more so when the victim is a wild animal. But this trooper did an outstanding job!”
Way to go, Trooper Phillips!