DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. — Firefighters helped a deer rescued from an icy lake in The Pinery community Monday, giving the animal oxygen.
A witness pulled the deer from Bingham Lake before South Metro Fire Rescue crews arrived. The icy water was waist-deep, the fire department said.
Along with oxygen, firefighters gave the deer sugar while waiting for wildlife officers, then the animal ran away.
At 12:09 today SMFR responded to an animal ice rescue at Bingham Lake in The Pinery. Before crews arrived a witness pulled the exhausted deer to shore from icy waist deep water. Firefighters gave it oxygen and sugar while waiting for wildlife officers, then the deer ran away. pic.twitter.com/xHHa0oJvGQ
— South Metro Fire Rescue (@SouthMetroPIO) December 3, 2019
“Thankfully the witness did not require medical attention,” South Metro said, adding that people should call 911 from a safe location if they see a person or animal is in distress on the water. Witnesses should not go onto the ice thesleves, the department advised.