Deer stranded on icy lake for two days rescued with help of hovercrafts [VIDEO]

Categories: Animals, Winter
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We can't help but wonder -- how and why did the deer wander out to the middle of the lake in the first place?
Three deer stranded on the ice of Albert Lea Lake for two days were rescued thanks to the owners of Rochester's Medcity Hovercraft.

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Informed about the stranded deer by a KAAL TV Facebook post, Doug and James Kenison hopped on their hovercrafts and came to the poor animals' rescue.

Doug and James tied ropes to the deer and then dragged them to shore, where they were able to regain their footing.

"They weren't actually stuck in the ice, it was just so slippery that they just couldn't get their footing," James told KSTP. "It looked like one of the deer actually came closer to us. It just seemed like he knew we were there to help."

Here's a CNN clip with some footage of the rescue as it happened.



For a lengthier video posted to YouTube by the Medcity owners themselves, click to page two.

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15 comments
Bindibop
Bindibop

Thankful for Mike's friends. Happy for the deer family that it didn't end up frozen and discarded in the alley behind the meet processing plant.

Anna Linnea Friendt
Anna Linnea Friendt

But...if the deers just watched Bambi...they wouldn't wanna go out into the open unless they had a death wish...

Mike Tesulov
Mike Tesulov

The family that rescued the deer are friends of mine. Congrats to them, for taking the initiative to save the deer, and exercising wildlife conservation.

boatcaptainmike
boatcaptainmike

The family that rescued the deer are friends of mine.  Congrats to them, for taking the initiative to save the deer, and exercising wildlife conservation. 

Mike Shurkin
Mike Shurkin

Kinda doubt it - deer season is over. Although it could still get hit by a car.

Fluffy Singler
Fluffy Singler

I'm just saying. You know, irony and all that. Besides, I don't know because I have never been shot to death and had my head put over someone's fireplace. In the pantheon of death, I don't know which is "worse."

Candi Olson
Candi Olson

Thats like rescuing a rat. Pointless.

Alice Gray Marks
Alice Gray Marks

Couldn't they have worn Santa hats for this? Sleigh pulls reindeer!

MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

I hope someone remembers that quote in case you're ever in need of rescuing - it would be more much more appropriate.

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