Deer Stranded on Thin Ice
Four of six animals rescued by parks officer
A wildlife officer risks his own life to help save four dear caught on thin ice in Utah. (Published Wednesday, Dec 31, 2008)
Monday, Jan 26, 2009 Updated at 3:18 PM CST
Six deer in Salt Lake City got into a bind when they became trapped on thin ice.
Joe Timber, a Utah Parks and Recreations officer, suited up and attached himself to 500-feet of rope for the daring rescue.
He managed to pull four of the deer to safety, albeit exhausted.
The two remaining deer were in too dangerous a place to be rescued. They are being watched, in hopes that they wander in to solid ground on their own.