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Deer Stranded on Thin Ice

Four of six animals rescued by parks officer



    Oh, deer!

    Deer Trapped on Thin Ice

    [CHI] Deer Trapped on Thin Ice
    A wildlife officer risks his own life to help save four dear caught on thin ice in Utah. (Published Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008)

    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.