SACRAMENTO COUNTY (CBS13) – Firefighters rescued a deer Sunday that was trapped in a canal in Sacramento County.

At around 12:29 p.m., someone reported the deer in the canal at Folsom South Canal near Tributary Crossing Drive. Firefighters responded to the call and were able to save the deer from drowning.

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Firefighters say the deer was tired from constantly swimming and couldn’t get up the steep sides of the canal.

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After firefighters arrived on the scene, it took them about 10 minutes to rescue the animal.

He had to rescue for a minute before heading off.

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