Deer Swims Across Hudson River, Runs Through City (VIDEO)

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

JERSEY CITY, N.J. — A wayward deer is on its way back to the wild after an urban adventure that saw it roam through downtown Jersey City, leap into the Hudson and swim to Governor's Island. New York television station WABC-7 reported the deer made its way on to the rocks at Governor's Island before police caught up to it and tranquilized it.

A Jersey City police spokesman said the department received calls at lunchtime Tuesday of a buck roaming near downtown. Witnesses saw it leap into the water near the Exchange Place area.

Police plan to transport it back to the mainland, but did not say where it will be released.

ABC 7 has video of the swimming deer:

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