Incredible video shows dog rescuing a drowning fawn

A dog from Long Island, New York is being hailed a hero after video emerged of him rescuing a deer that was drowning off a nearby beach.

Mark Freeley, of East Setauket, was walking with his dog Storm when the pooch noticed something in the water in Port Jefferson Harbor. 

Storm jumped in and ended up dragging a fawn back to shore.

A man was walking along a Long Island beach when his dog, Storm, suddenly burst into action

A man was walking along a Long Island beach when his dog, Storm, suddenly burst into action

A man was walking along a Long Island beach when his dog, Storm, suddenly burst into action

As Storm the dog swam in closer, it became clear that he had a baby deer his mouth

As Storm the dog swam in closer, it became clear that he had a baby deer his mouth

As Storm the dog swam in closer, it became clear that he had a baby deer his mouth

Storm the dog was able to safely drag the fawn to shore with the help of some encouraging words from his owner

Storm the dog was able to safely drag the fawn to shore with the help of some encouraging words from his owner

'Storm just plunged into the water and started swimming out to the fawn, grabbed it by the neck, and started swimming to shore,' Freeley said to CBS News. 

'And then he started nudging it, and started pulling it to make sure he was gonna be okay guess,' Freeley said. 

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