Deer rescued after falling through thin ice in Idaho

Deer rescued after falling through thin ice in Idaho

Credit: Eagle Fire Department

Deer rescued after falling through thin ice in Idaho

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by Doug Petcash

KTVB

Posted on November 27, 2010 at 7:08 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 22 at 8:20 AM

EAGLE -- The Eagle Fire Department jumped into action today to make a rescue on some dangerously thin ice.

The victim was a young deer that had wandered out onto a private pond in Eagle.

Its front legs broke through the ice and it couldn't get back off the pond.

So the Eagle Fire Department Ice Rescue Team went out in a special raft, grabbed the deer and brought it back to shore.

The rescuers supported the deer for a few seconds until it could get its bearings and then it bounced away. 

"We like to help in these situations," said Eagle Fire Capt. Jeff Krochmal.  "We hate to see anything like this go bad.  You hate to see any kind of animal suffer.  So we're happy to help."

Krochmal says this is also a good reminder of how dangerous the ice can be because it's not thick enough to support much weight.

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