BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - A doe and two fawns that were stuck in a water treatment basin Monday morning at Chemtrade on Snyder Avenue in Berkeley Heights were rescued unharmed.
The Berkeley Heights Fire Department, Millburn Animal Control, Berkeley Heights Police and Chemtrade staff helped to rescue the deer that jumped over a railing into one of the water treatment basins. The doe, at one point, had jumped from one basin and into another over a five foot wall.
Chemtrade staff disassembled one of the railings to provide easier access for firefighters to the basin, as well as creating a clear path to get the deer out. A stack of pallets was used to provide a location to get the deer out of the basin.
"When the Fire Dept first arrived, the fawns were becoming hypothermic from being submerged neck deep in the water," said Deputy Chief Jim Hopkins.
All three were removed successfully.