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Deer drowns in Lake Michigan after rescue attempt August 23, 2011

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Rescuers were unable to save a deer they believe was chased into Lake Michigan by coyotes Tuesday morning. Gary police received a call at 9:33 am of a deer in the water about 5 yards off shore near Majestic Star Casino. ..."They figure it did get chased by coyotes because it had bite marks," ...The doe, estimated at 1 1/2 years old and weighing about 250 pounds, was hindered by an embankment wall and waves as a storm approached from the west.

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