Two firefighters from Prior Lake, Minnesota, heroically crawled across the frozen surface of Pike Lake to rescue a stranded deer.
The incident, captured on video, happened in eastern Minnesota near Duluth, where temperatures had dropped to the low teens.
The video shows the deer struggling to stand on the slippery ice, repeatedly falling. The two firefighters, wearing bright yellow protective gear and tethered to the shore for safety, approached the deer on their hands and knees. They carried a long, pole-like device to assist in the rescue.
As they reached the deer, the firefighters skillfully used the device to slide the animal towards the shore. They continued this cautious process until the deer was safely on land. “They were successfully able to push the deer to shore! Thanks PLFD!” the City of Prior Lake officials stated, expressing gratitude for the firefighters’ courageous act.
“A righteous man cares for the needs of his animal,” Proverbs 12:10