Dorset

Swanage lifeboat crew rescues fallen deer

The deer being rescue by the RNLI
Image caption The deer was released back into undergrowth

A lifeboat crew has rescued a deer after it fell down a coastal cliff in Dorset.

Portland Coastguard said the animal fell at Anvil Point, Durlston, near Swanage.

A coastguard spokesman said they had feared members of the public might get into difficulty trying to rescue it.

It was brought ashore by the Swanage RNLI lifeboat crew at Durlston Bay and released back into undergrowth. The RSPCA also attended the rescue.

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