Duluth Firefighters Rescue Fawn Trapped in Fence

Ryan Juntti
Updated: July 06, 2019 11:25 PM

Duluth firefighters stepped in on Saturday morning to help a fawn trapped in a playground fence at the old Chester Park Elementary School on the UMD campus. 

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"UMD PD (Police Department) arrived, and we responded with them, and we just put on a little bit of safety gear and walked over to the deer, and approached it from behind, and I was able to grab onto it and just slide it out of the fence the way it came in through the fence," said Duluth Firefighter Tom Simmonds, who led the effort to rescue the fawn. 

Simmonds says the fawn ran off the moment it was rescued.

He says Duluth Fire has also rescued skunks trapped in window wells, along with birds and cats stuck in trees, saying these kinds of calls are fairly common.

"If we can help an animal that's in distress... if we can do it safely we're happy to do that," said Simmonds.


Ryan Juntti

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