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Firefighters Rescue Deer On Liberty Lake

Firefighters used ice rescue techniques to save a stranded deer on Liberty Lake Thursday afternoon Firefighters used ice rescue techniques to save a stranded deer on Liberty Lake Thursday afternoon
LIBERTY LAKE, Wash. -

It may be in the single-digits out there, but that doesn't mean it is safe to go out on the ice. One deer learned that the hard way Thursday morning when she wandered out onto the ice of Liberty Lake and became stranded. 

Firefighters responded to MacKenzie Beach to help the doe, and on the first attempt, firefighters wearing ice suits actually fell through the ice. After that, a homeowner offered his paddle board and firefighters used an ice rescue sled to reach the deer. They were able to get a line around it and pulled the doe to shore, where it mustered up the strength to get up and walk back into the forest. 

The deer appeared to be fine, but firefighters want to remind you of things to check before you head out onto the ice. 

They say take a look at the ice before you head out. Clear blue ice is the strongest and they say it still takes three inches to safely hold a single person, and five to six inches to safely hold a group of people or a snowmobile. Remember the saying, "Thick and blue, tried and true. Thin and Crispy, way too risky."

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