Deer, fawn trapped in reservoir for a week, wildlife officials believe

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CALDWELL COUNTY, N.C. —

A group of concerned citizens in Caldwell County are trying to rescue a deer and a fawn trapped in an old reservoir north of Lenoir.

Wildlife officers believe the animals fell into the old reservoir off of Brown Mountain Beach Road last week and are unable to get out on their own.  Officers have contacted a state wildlife biologist about tranquilizing the deer and fawn so that they can be rescued. 

The group of citizens said they fed the deer apples.