Deer found on Exmouth beach has died

PUBLISHED: 15:09 10 November 2017 | UPDATED: 09:54 14 November 2017

A roe deer which members of the public attempted to save on Exmouth beach. Picture: Emma Ridley

A roe deer which members of the public attempted to save on Exmouth beach. Picture: Emma Ridley

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The RSPCA has confirmed that the roe deer which was found in the sea off Exmouth beach on Friday (November 10) has died.

A roe deer which members of the public attempted to save on Exmouth beach. Picture: Emma RidleyA roe deer which members of the public attempted to save on Exmouth beach. Picture: Emma Ridley

A deer found ‘tangled and drowning’ in the sea off a section of Exmouth beach has died, it has been confirmed.

A group of like-minded strangers in the Sandy Bay area of the beach rallied around the roe deer on Friday (November 10) morning after it was found in the sea.

Members of the public helped to rescue the deer which was taken to the RSPCA’s West Hatch rehabilitation centre in Somerset.

The RSPCA has confirmed today that, despite all efforts the deer died overnight on Friday night.

A roe deer which members of the public attempted to save on Exmouth beach. Picture: Emma RidleyA roe deer which members of the public attempted to save on Exmouth beach. Picture: Emma Ridley

A spokesman for the RSPCA said: “Sadly it did die as it was very hypothermic and exhausted.”

A roe deer which members of the public attempted to save on Exmouth beach. Picture: Emma RidleyA roe deer which members of the public attempted to save on Exmouth beach. Picture: Emma Ridley

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