Cohoes police officer saves stranded deer

COHOES – A Cohoes police officer is getting a lot of praise for saving a deer, stranded on the frozen Hudson River.

Officer Matthew Putnam made his way out to the ice around 7:30 Sunday morning.

Video shows him grabbing the deer and shuffling slowly to shore, bringing the terrified animal with him.

He got a call from someone who spotted the stranded deer on the water behind the Admiral’s Walk Condos.

NewsChannel 13 spoke with Officer Putnam after the rescue.

Hear what he says it was like in the moment, by watching the video.