Many of us see the beach as a place to kick back and relax, but we never know when we’ll be called upon to save a life.
A group of avid surfers was out enjoying 50-degree waves in New Jersey when they noticed something in the water with them that didn’t belong.
A deer had somehow ended up trapped in the ocean and couldn’t get out again. Thankfully, 17-year-old Sam Halprin and a few others noticed what was going on and rushed to the rescue.
One of Sam’s friends, Sienna Strobel, quickly grabbed her phone and recorded the amazing scene.
In the video, we see that the deer is unsure about the humans at first. Eventually, Sam is able to nudge it forward so it starts swimming toward the shore. But despite the poor creature’s best efforts, it just can’t manage on its own. That’s when another surfer swoops in, scooping up the tired deer and carrying it!
The frightened animal keeps struggling, making it hard for its rescuer to hold on. But with more help, everyone manages to bring the deer back to shore.
Sienna captured another video of the deer’s reaction to being back on dry land. As soon as it touches the sand, it gallops across the beach to freedom!
Way to go, surfers! We can all learn a valuable lesson from you and keep our eyes open so we can help those in need.
Check out Sienna’s video of the sweet rescue below, and be sure to share it with your friends.
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