Emergency workers pull two deer from icy river in Moose Jaw

It’s the time of year in northern climates when rivers and lakes begin freezing.

It’s also the season when animals can find themselves trapped helplessly in icy waters.

That’s how emergency crews in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan recently found themselves performing a tricky rescue of two deer that had fallen through the ice on Nov. 10.

Moose Jaw Police and the Moose Jaw Firefighters later posted images of the wildlife rescue mission at Walkamow Park on social media.

Rescue workers used ropes and an inflatable boat as they crawled across the ice to help haul the animals out.

“Oh deer,” police wrote. “Great team work with Moose Jaw Firefighters, Conservation Officers and CP Police today to save these two from the icy water.”

The deer were struggling in the partially frozen river. Photo: Moose Jaw Police/Facebook

The deer were definitely lucky ducks to survive the ordeal.

The Moose Jaw Firefighters responded to an ice water rescue for two deer that had fallen through the ice in Walkamow…

Posted by Moose Jaw Firefighters on Tuesday, November 10, 2020

They both made it safely to dry land.

“A big thank you to the Moose Jaw Police Service Saskatchewan Association of Conservation Officers for helping out with the rescue, it was a great team effort!” the firefighters later wrote.

The Nov. 10 rescue was a real team effort to get two deers safely out of the water. Photo: Moose Jaw Firefighters/Facebook

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