Hoboken Fire Department helps guide buck back to shore at Maxwell Place Park


The Hoboken Fire Department helped guide a buck back to the shore at Maxwell Place Park this afternoon after residents expressed concerns about his safety.

Photo courtesy of @IncNaturalist.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“People were concerned about the safety of the deer and we wanted to be sure it was kept out of the way of ferries and other boat traffic,” Hoboken Fire Chief Brian Crimmins said over the phone this afternoon.

Crimmins also said firefighters arrived at the park at 1:03 p.m. after receiving a number of calls, though noted that the animal “didn’t appear to be in distress” as a fire boat helped guide him back to shore where we eventually went back “safely on his way.”

The fire chief continued that they left the scene at 2:08 p.m. after receiving a call about a woman falling in the water in North Bergen near the Palisades Medical Center, which they responded to along with North Hudson Regional Fire & Rescue.

Fortunately, the woman was safely rescued by a civilian before firefighters arrived.

Twitter user @IncNaturalist posted a short video of the deer when it appeared to be resting near the water.

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