A young deer got herself in major trouble when she ventured out onto the ice in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, and fell through. Luckily some firefighters came to her rescue.
Four firefighters went to the scene and pulled the deer out of the water, then back to shore. “One guy went in and kinda boosted the deer up to pull her out," McClelland told BuzzFeed Canada.
The deer was likely suffering from hypothermia, and probably wouldn't have survived if not for the firefighters. They piled blankets on the deer and watched over her for about 40 minutes while she recovered.
“Once she was warmed up they took the blankets off, and she just jumped up and off she went.”
"It's a feel-good story as far as saving this deer from harm but it's also for awareness for people to use caution when they're around there. Especially kids often think they can still get across there, but this deer wouldn’t have weighed much.”
Watch video of the rescue below.
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