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NRP Sgt. Says Deer Rescuers Didn’t Follow Directions

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DEER RESCUE

GLEN BURNIE, Md. (AP/WJZ) –Natural Resources Police fined two men who helped rescue a deer trapped in a frozen river because they didn’t have life jackets or any floatation devices aboard their inflatable boat.

Baltimore County fire and Natural Resources Police officers were called to the Patapsco River Bridge last week after a deer fell through the ice.

NRP Sgt. Brian Albert says James Hart of Jessup and Khalilalim Abusakran Jr. were on the scene, but officers told them to get off the waterway because they weren’t wearing life jackets. Instead, Albert says the men continued to advance, and broke the ice so the deer could make it to the shoreline.

But Albert says because the men didn’t follow instructions, each was fined $90. The men told WJZ-TV that they plan to fight the citations.

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