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Men rescue deer that was tangled in soccer goal net

5:32 PM, Oct 9, 2012   |    comments
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Mother Nature needed a little help Tuesday morning, when a deer was discovered tangled up in a soccer goal.

Two men spotted the young doe in trouble on the soccer field at the Episcopal School of Knoxville around 8:30 am.  She was lying on the ground, wrapped up in the netting, and couldn't free herself.  They have no idea how long she was trapped.

Greg Turnbow and Gary Phillips, Jr. knew they had to try to free her.  With the help of Mathew Luce, who works at the school, they were able to hold the deer down and carefully cut away the netting and free the doe. 

"The way she was struggling she was going to lose consciousness pretty quickly," said Luce. "Her neck was tied up and constricted. So it was good we got there when we did." 


When she was loose, she took off running into some nearby woods, and didn't appear injured.

Phillips captured the rescue on his camera phone, and shared the video with us.

We'll have more on this story on Tuesday's Live at Five @4.

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