It was around 7:30 in the morning when a woman called 911 in Colorado about a deer trapped in the ice.
Evergreen Fire Rescue rushed to Evergreen Lake to see if they could help save the helpless animal back on April 13. And trust us, only professionals should attempt this type of animal water rescue.
“EFR suited up and helped this little guy get back to shore,” officials said.
And it’s a very good lesson for us all as the spring thaw is underway.
“Please be very careful around creeks, ponds and lakes as the ice is thin!” fire rescue added.
Firefighters broke the ice, slid out onto it and then helped push, pull and lift the deer to shore as onlookers cheered them along.
Thank you to the nice (and smart) lady who called 911 about a deer thru the ice. EFR suited up and helped this little guy get back to shore. Please be very careful around creeks, ponds and lakes as the ice is thin! pic.twitter.com/rjEp1WSATJ
— Evergreen FireRescue (@efr_co) April 13, 2019
A wildlife department officer also was on scene to observe.
“The DOW Officer was very optimistic with the deer’s outcome especially since he scampered away!” firefighters said in a Facebook update.