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TODAY   |  February 28, 2013

Helicopter uses rotor blades to rescue trapped deer

When a fawn and its mother got trapped on thin ice in Nova Scotia, a quick-thinking helicopter pilot used the air from his rotor blades to blow the deer to shore.

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>>> there was a truly amazing rescue we think real in canada. a retired biologist captured this remarkable video as a fawn and its mom were trapped on thin ice in nova scotia . the fawn had fallen and couldn't get up and the ice was too thin for a person to walk on it. after quick thinking, a rescue helicopter was flown in and used the downdraft from its rotor blades to blow the deer to shore one at a time. guess that worked. it is now 11 minutes after the