YARMOUTH - Barbara Blauvelt didn't think a recent decision to take her grandson on a run in the sand at Port Maitland Beach on Saturday would quickly turn into a rescue mission.
© Submitted by Barbara Blauvelt
A young deer was mired in the sand at Port Maitland Beach, near Yarmouth, on Saturday and a group of beach visitors came together on a rescue mission.
“We had walked about five minutes up the beach and you could hardly see 30 feet ahead when I noticed something in the water," said the Brazil Lake woman in an email about when she and Gentry visited the beach.
"At first I thought it was a baby whale, then I thought it was a shark. As we got closer I saw it was a young deer mired in the sand and the tide was rolling in fast,” she explained.
Going out into the water to save it would mean leaving her grandson alone on shore, so she sprang into action to find others.
“I figured he had less than 10 minutes left so I ran five minutes back up the deserted beach - lugging Gentry - and finally flagged down a couple getting into their SUV, a few more having a picnic followed," she said.
As a result of everyone’s efforts the deer was saved.