Swimming DEER Rescued from the SEA at Wailea Beach, Maui
Deer rescued from the sea during Four Seasons Maui Outrigger Program at Wailea Beach, Maui, Hawaii
My wife and I (from Australia) were staying in Maui, Hawaii for a holiday. We were on the four seasons outrigger canoe on 24 October 2012 along with two other hotel guests and two staff from the four seasons. I was playing around with my camera and We would have been about 300 metres from shore when we thought we saw a couple of turtles. When we got closer, we realised that it was a deer and noticed that it was still alive and appeared to be swimming. We paddled alongside the deer and were thinking how we could bring it back toward shore.
The female four seasons employee in the video decided to try to use the buoy to try to get the deer back to shore. We paddled along side for a while, but she was able to swim with the deer so we decided to paddle back to shore to get more help. When the deer was near shore it started swimming back out to sea, however the paddle boarders and other staff were able to herd it back to shore and bring it on the beach. They put it in the truck and I understand that the deer was ok and released back into the wild.