KSAR rescues deer trapped on ice for three days

By Vanessa Ybarra / The Canadian Press
December 9, 2017 - 8:44am

KAMLOOPS — Kamloops Search and Rescue normally help humans.

However earlier this week it was a deer that was in distress and in need of aid.

KSAR rescued a deer trapped on a frozen lake for three days on Monday, volunteer Mike Ritcey saying it wasn't the first  time he rescued an animal.

Ritcey says it was the right thing to do when he set out with a fellow volunteer to pull a stranded deer off Tunkwa Lake.

He says he rescued a deer a few years ago, but predator got to the animal first, and because it was so badly wounded it had to be euthanized.

Luckily, Ritcey says the doe he rescued Monday appeared to be in good health and it walked off once he towed it to shore on a tobaggan.

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