Authorities step in to save deer on frozen Connecticut river

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SIMSBURY, CT — Authorities have stepped in to help a deer that was stuck on the ice of the Farmington River.

Our sister station Fox 61 set up a live stream to keep up on the deer’s progress.   The Hartford, Connecticut station reported that the deer was likely chased onto the ice by coyotes, according to the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

An animal control officer on the scene said the deer had previously had a leg in the water, but was able to work it out.