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Firefighters perform ice rescue to haul deer out of Lakewood reservoir

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LAKEWOOD, Colo. — The weekend storm kept firefighters at West Metro Fire Rescue busy on Sunday.

The department rescued a deer from an icy reservoir.

Officials said a dive team was deployed to Main Reservoir in Lakewood after receiving a call of an animal in distress.

Lakewood Animal Control contacted the fire department when a deer was spotted standing in the water, unable or too tired to move.

The dive team had to break a path through the ice and then was able to grab one of the animal’s antlers and guide it back to land.

Once on shore, the deer was warmed up in the animal control van by being wrapped up in a blanket.