Members of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department search and rescue team assisted the California Department of Fish and Wildlife in rescuing a deer that was stranded in a debris basin in Tujunga on Tuesday, officials announced.
The deer was apparently trapped in the basin, located in the Haines Canyon area, for some time and could not get out, according to an LASD social media post.
At the scene, an LASD coordinator saw that there was no easy way to get the animal and called the Montrose Search and Rescue Team.
Once the deer was safely quieted, team members used a winch truck to lower the fish and wildlife officer into the basin.
The deer is then placed securely in a trash can, removed from the dumpster and placed in the back of a fish and wildlife truck.
Officials said the animal will be moved nearby.