A man, from Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, jumped into a freezing cold canal in his boxers to save a deer from drowning in the canal.
Marc Headon, who is a painter and decorator, was driving in Saxilby with his colleague, Jamie Toyne when he spotted a baby deer in the canal.
Marc told LADbible: “I was driving to pick up my daughter when something caught mine and Jamie’s eye in the canal.”
“I thought it was a fish as we do a lot of fishing when we realised it was a deer.” (Credit: LADbible)
He stopped the car to save the deer from drowning and jumped into the freezing cold canal in his boxers.
He added: “I noticed it was struggling and close to drowning, so without thinking I jumped in and pulled it to safety.”
“Jamie helped me get the deer out and helped me out. I carried it to the top of the bank, where we wrapped it in blankets and tried to calm it and keep it warm, as it was near a busy road.”
His colleague, Jamie Toyne filmed the incident and shared it on Facebook with the caption: “Just driving past the canal in Saxilby, and saw some ears in the water. We got out and saw it was a baby deer struggling to keep its head up. It was seconds away from drowning, must have been in there for hours. Marc jumped straight in and saved it.” (Credit: Jamie Toyne/Facebook)
Marc said: “We took it to a friend’s nearby, where we fed and watered it, waiting for it to come round.”
“We waited for the Wildlife Trust to come to pick it up and take it to safety – which they did after an hour or so, and informed me that we had saved the baby’s life and thanked us for what we had done.”