Video: Local hero rescues drowning baby deer

Not all heroes wear capes! A brave local man didn’t have to think twice when he jumped in a canal to rescue a stranded baby deer in Saxilby.

Friends said he was just driving past the canal and saw “some ears in the water” on Sunday, May 26.

Jamie Toyne from Gainsborough and his best friend Marc Headon got out and saw a “baby deer struggling to keep its head up, seconds off drowning.”

The deer wrapped up after being rescued from the cold canal. Photo: Jaygeorgetommy Tonk

Marc then became the hero of the hour as he jumped into save the young animal.

Jamie caught the moment on camera and posted it on Facebook. The video has been viewed 746,068 times. The second video showing the deer being helped once it was rescued from the canal was viewed 441,784 times.

Jamie told The Lincolnite: “We had a phone call from The Wildlife Trust on Sunday confirming we saved the deer’s life. The deer was released back into the wild.”