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TODAY   |  December 30, 2013

Deer trapped on thin ice rescued by officials

A deer who wandered onto a partially frozen lake in Spokane, Wash., kept breaking through the ice before a team from local sheriff’s department was able to rescue the animal.

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>>> rescue caught on camera over the weekend after a deer wandered on to a partially frozen lake in washington. struggled to stand but kept breaking through the thin ice . a team from the sheriff's department was able to reach the deer. a spokesman explained that saving animals keeps untrained civilians from attempting risky rescues themselves.