New Jersey State Trooper Dwayne Phillips was dispatched to a home in Harmony Township where he found the deer struggling for dear life in a swimming pool, WPIX reported.
“Now 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." New Jersey State Police said in a Facebook post.
“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!
"He was so exhausted that he hunkered down on the ground for some time before he could regain enough energy to even stand.
"We are happy to report that he eventually regained his strength and ran back into the woods.
“The most rewarding thing that we can do as troopers is to save a life, human or animal,” New Jersey State Police said.
(Breitbart.com - Oct 23, 2016)