Across LI: Deer pulled from Mount Sinai manhole cover
Mount Sinai, NY (SmithtownRadio.com) – Suffolk County Police Emergency Service Section officers rescued a baby deer that fell into a manhole in Mount Sinai Thursday night..
Landscapers working by a vacant lot that is under construction by Route 25A and Nesconset Highway called the Sixth Precinct at 3:36 p.m. after they noticed a baby deer had fallen into a 20-foot manhole.
Emergency Service Officers Tobie Monaco, Billy Judge, Dan Coan and Walter Justincic responded at approximately 5 p.m. to attempt to save the deer. The officers tested the environment to make sure it was safe to go down the manhole. Officer Justincic put on a breathing apparatus, and using a harness, was lowered down approximately 18-20 feet. Officer Justincic put a separate harness on the torso of the deer, which was crying but otherwise seemed fine. The officers raised the deer to ground level at 8:05 p.m., and then brought Officer Justincic back up.
The officers released the deer and it ran into the woods, seemingly unscathed.