"And then he started nudging it, and started pulling it to make sure she was going to be OK I guess," Freeley told WCBS.
The rescue efforts didn’t end there. The fawn got spooked and ran back to the water. Two other good Samaritans jumped in and brought the deer back to shore a second time, this time getting it to a rescue group.
The fawn, according to one of the rescuers, was covered in ticks and had an eye injury. She's being cared for at an animal rescue until she can be released, WCBS reported.