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Pinellas deputies rescue deer from Palm Harbor spa

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A deer survived a freak accident in Palm Harbor thanks to the efforts of Pinellas County Sheriff's deputies and a trapper. A deer survived a freak accident in Palm Harbor thanks to the efforts of Pinellas County Sheriff's deputies and a trapper.
PALM HARBOR, FL (WFLA) -

A deer survived a freak accident in Palm Harbor thanks to the efforts of Pinellas County Sheriff's deputies and a trapper.

The small doe became trapped Thursday morning in the spa of a pool at a home at 4303 Radcliffe Drive in the Lansbrook subdivision.

Deputies say the doe ran through the pool screen of the home and fell into the spa.

The homeowner, Mike Wyers, called the Sheriff's Office and said the deer had apparently been knocked unconscious. He said that when the deer regained consciousness, it could not get out of the spa on its own.

Deputies Tim McTaggert and Kevin Lewis arrived at the home and threw a blanket over the deer's head to help keep it calm. The blanket was then removed because it was getting wet, affecting the deer.

Deputy McTaggert held the doe's head and neck in a stable position for several minutes, until further help arrived.

Trapper George Lontakis arrived and he and Deputy McTaggert lifted the doe out of the spa.

Once out, the deer sat down, got its bearings, and ran off into a nearby wooded area.

The Lansbrook area is known to have many deer that roam in the community because of its close proximity to Lake Tarpon and the Brooker Creek Preserve.

The Wyers family contacted the Sheriff's Office to thank the deputies for their actions.

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