By CBSBoston.com Staff

BOXFORD (CBS) – Boxford firefighters, police and Good Samaritans came to the rescue when a deer fell through the ice and plunged into frigid water.

Wednesday morning, a resident who lives near Lockwood Forest called firefighters after witnessing a young deer crash through the ice.

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A deer that fell into the water in Boxford. (Image Credit: Boxford Fire Department)

Firefighters praised police, the resident who called them, and other bystanders who combined to save the deer.

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A man who was walking in the area offered his dog’s collar. The collar was placed around the deer’s neck, and firefighter David Blake pulled her out of the water.

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Firefighters rescued a deer that was trapped in the water in Boxford. (Image Credit: Boxford Fire Department)

The deer spent a few hours warming up, then ran off into the woods.

CBSBoston.com Staff