New York firefighters rescue deer from icy river

New York firefighters rescue deer from icy river
Three of the four deer were able to escape the river, but a young male couldn’t get out. (Source: Scotia Firefighters)

SCOTIA, N.Y. (Gray News) – Firefighters rescued a deer from the icy water of the Mohawk River in upstate New York over the weekend after witnesses saw it break through the ice.

Four deer fell into the river, but a young male was the only one that couldn’t get out on its own, The Daily Gazette reported.

“Remember - always be careful when venturing onto ice,” Scotia Firefighters posted on Facebook. “Make sure it is thick enough to support your weight. Should anyone, or any animal, fall in, immediately call 911.”

Scotia Firefighters rescued a stranded, and cold, deer from the Mohawk River this morning. The deer was taken in by the...

Posted by Scotia Firefighters, IAFF Local #842 on Sunday, December 29, 2019

Firefighters used a rescue sled and put on cold water suits to get the “stranded and cold” deer out of the river. He’s recovering at an animal rescue center, firefighters said.

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