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Deer rescued from thin ice of northeast Washington lake

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LIBERY LAKE, Wash. (AP) — Sure, it's cold this week across Washington but the ice on Liberty Lake near Spokane wasn't strong enough to support a deer. Firefighters used ice rescue techniques to save the stranded animal.

KHQ-TV reports that on their first attempt Thursday morning, firefighters in ice suits actually fell through the ice.

Then a homeowner offered his paddle board and firefighters used an ice rescue sled to reach the doe. They were able to get a line around the deer and pull her to shore, where she had enough strength to walk into the forest.

Firefighters say the deer appeared to be fine.

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Information from: KHQ-TV, http://msnbc.msn.com/id/3082888/

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