Black River Falls firefighters rescue deer trapped on ice

Deer was partially submerged in Lake Lee

MILLSTON, Wis. (WKBT) - A deer is freed from the icy water of a Jackson Co. lake thanks to the work of the Black River Falls Fire Department.

Firefighters were called to Lake Lee in Millston Monday night for a report of a deer trapped on the ice.

Rescue crews located the whitetail deer about 300 yards from the boat landing, partially submerged and unable to get to land.

Firefighters used a boat to reach the deer. They brought it aboard and covered it with a coat until they got back to shore.

Assistant Chief Jody Stoker said in a release, the deer was released on the shore where it laid down and was covered with a coat and a warming blanket.

The deer got up a short time later and was able to walk away on its own into the woods.

The fire department was on scene for about an hour and a half and was also assisted by the Jackson Co. Dive Team.


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