Residents Help Rescue Deer From Malibu Beach

A group of Malibu residents banded together earlier this month to help save a deer that wandered onto a local beach. 

Authorities were called near Malibu Road after residents reported seeing a deer on the beach around 7:00 a.m. on Sunday, June 1.

Residents helped local Sheriff deputies and Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control (LACACC) keep the area clear while a plan was devised to sedate the deer and keep the public safe.  

Around 9:30 a.m., the deer became startled by a passing jogger and ran in to the ocean. Local residents who had been watching the events, swam out to the deer, harnessed and helped bring it to shore before the tired animal became exhausted and couldn’t swim anymore.  

As the residents and deer came to shore, local lifeguards arrived and brought the animal to the California Wildlife Center. Shortly after, the deer was released back in to the Malibu Creek State Park.

For more information on this story, visit: http://wildlifeemergencyservices.blogspot.com/2014/06/incredible-deer-rescue.html

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