Black River Falls firefighters rescue deer trapped on ice

Deer was partially submerged in Lake Lee

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.

Black River Falls firefighters rescue deer trapped on ice

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.

Black River Falls firefighters rescue deer trapped on ice

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