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Oxford: Fawn left stranded in River Thames


Sep 28, 2022

A fawn was left stranded in the River Thames this morning.

The scared young deer was spotted in the water at around 11.45am close to Grandpont Bridge.

Rescuers on the scene to help the deer. Picture: Kirsty Pugh

In video footage taken at the scene the frightened animal could be heard screaming as rescuers attempted to remove it from the water.

A witness to the incident, Kirsty Pugh, told this newspaper that Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service were quickly on the scene and rescued the deer from the river.

The deer was trapped in the water. Picture: Kirsty Pugh

“They were incredible and dealt with the situation quickly and efficiently,” she said.

The fawn is now being looked after by Tiggywinkles, a Thames Valley-based wildlife animal hospital, and will be released back into the wild once it is fully recovered.

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This story was written by Sophie Perry. She joined the team in 2021 as a digital reporter.

You can get in touch with her by emailing: sophie.perry@newsquest.co.uk

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