After All This: Deer Rescued by Waltham Firefighters is Put Down

Firefighters are responding to reports of two additional deer trapped on the ice at the Cambridge Reservoir.

UPDATED: 4:01 p.m.: Sigh. The deer rescued from the Cambridge Reservoir now has been put down, says Fox News. Good try, guys.

UPDATED, 12:40 p.m.: Crews have brought the deer to shore, according to the 7 News chopper.

UPDATED, 12:20 p.m.: Crews have reached the deer and are bringing him toward the shore, according to the 7 News helicopter over the scene.

UPDATED, 11:58 a.m.: Waltham firefighters reported one of the deer at the Cambridge Reservoir is dead, and the other is alive waiting to be rescued. 

UPDATED, 11:35 a.m.: Firefighters are about to enter the reservoir in rescue suits to attempt to rescue the two deer, according to WBZ-TV's Bree Sison's Twitter feed.

UPDATED, 11:17 a.m.: According to Waltham Dispatch's Twitter feed, the deer at the Stony Brook Basin has been freed, but authorities are responding to two additional deer on the ice at the Cambridge Reservoir. 


Waltham firefighters are responding to reports of a deer falling the through the ice at the Stony Brook Basin off of Turner Street, according to scanner reports.

Firefighters are searching for a place to launch a rescue boat and have spotted the animal 20 feet from the shore, according to scanner reports. 

The Deputy Fire Chief and Animal Control Officers are on the scene along with Massachusetts Environmental Police and the Animal Rescue League, according to scanner reports. Weston firefighters have been called to the scene with a rescue boat. 

Don Michael Donahue January 04, 2013 at 05:59 PM
NICE to read some really GOOD NEWS! Thanks all involved!
rebe January 05, 2013 at 03:32 AM
Everyone did a great job, the only thing is, I wish someone had a tranqulizer because that deer obviously wasRio terrified and I watched as it thrashed around smashing, its head on the ice, maybe something to think about next time, hopefully no more deer on ice.
joemama January 05, 2013 at 11:43 AM
If he had lived the bow hunters in Weston would have finish him off


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