Zoneton Fire Protection rescues 2 deer from flooded basement

The deer were trapped in about three feet of water

Zoneton Fire Protection District rescues two deer from flooded basement

SHEPHERDSVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The Zoneton Fire Protection District rescued two trapped deer from a flooded basement under construction on Sunday.

People watch as rescue workers approach the two deer.
People watch as rescue workers approach the two deer. (Source: Captain Corbin, Zoneton Fire Protection District)

Around 1 p.m., the ZFPD was dispatched to a house under construction on New Christman Lane, off of Zoneton Road.

The deer were trapped inside, with no way to get out.
The deer were trapped inside, with no way to get out. (Source: Captain Corbin, Zoneton Fire Protection District)

Two deer were stuck in the foundation of a basement, in about three feet of water.

Firefighters got down into the water and were able to get the deer out safely within about 20 minutes, the ZFPD said.

The deer were carefully wrapped in tarp and lifted to safety.
The deer were carefully wrapped in tarp and lifted to safety. (Source: Captain Corbin, Zoneton Fire Protection District)

A video of the scene showed a deer being carefully wrapped in a tarp and carried to safety, then running off in the direction of the nearby woods.

Both deer were rescued safely, and did not appear to have any injuries.

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