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East Providence firefighters rescue deer from bay

January 10, 2014

East Providence firefighters haul a deer that fell through the Narragansett Bay ice 150 yards offshore back to land. The deer survived and is being released in Bristol. (Times Photo/Ernest A. Brown)

EAST PROVIDENCE — Local firefighters rescued a deer that fell through ice in Narragansett Bay about 150 yards off Bullocks Point Friday afternoon.

Firefighters were called to the scene shortly after 2:30 p.m. for a report of a person falling through the ice. Rescue crews found the deer struggling in the water, attached it to a sled and hauled it back to the shore near 145 Terrace Ave., which overlooks the bay.

East Providence Fire Department Capt. John Kelahan said the deer was turned over to the state Department of Environmental Management, and would be released back into the wild in Bristol.

Full story can be found on Page 1 of Saturday's Times.

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