CAUGHT ON CAMERA: 22-year veteran fireman rescues deer from icy lake in Pennsylvania

Animals and Wildlife

SCRANTON, PA (WTNH) — Caught on Camera: firefighters in Pennsylvania rescued a deer from an icy lake.

A woman walking her dog Wednesday in Scranton saw the deer struggling and called 9-11.

Rescue crews suited up and went into the water.

“I was walking out at first and then I got halfway to the deer and that’s when I felt the ice go and I had to use my forearm to pound my way through, probably about 150 feet before I got to the deer and then when I got to him, I scooped him up onto the ice.

I’ve never done this before. I’m here 22 years, this is my first deer rescue! I’m tired, I’m tired.”

– Bill Walsh, Scranton Fire Dept.

The deer was cold and weak, but otherwise okay. It eventually took off into the woods.

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