Freeley filmed the entire event, calling "Good boy Storm. bring him in" to encourage his pet.
Mark Freeley, a lawyer, took the video on Sunday, Fox 13 NY said.
The video shows the dog swimming to shore while grabbing a large fawn in its mouth.
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"And then he started nudging it, and started pulling it to make sure she was going to be OK I guess", Freeley told WCBS.
"He had swam over his head", the rescue group said on Facebook, "tucked the deer under his arm, looped a dog lead over her head and slowly swam back to shore".
"This time it went out even further", Freeley said.
As Freeley called animal experts to retrieve the fawn, the young deer became spooked and darted back into the water.
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Freeley and a representative from Strong Island Animal Rescue waded into the water to save the confused fawn a second time.
Floridia said it took about eight minutes and a rope to get a hold of her.
He credited the hard part to his partner Erica Kutzing. Although covered in ticks and suffering from an eye injury, the fawn is expected to make a full recovery, RNN reports.
The fawn is rescued at an area animal rescue until it can get back on its feet.
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