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Johnson County, Kansas, first responders rescue deer from frozen lake

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Posted at 9:55 PM, Dec 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-26 22:55:38-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — First responders in Johnson County, Kansas, rescued a deer Saturday from a frozen lake.

Crews from Fire District No. 1 responded around 8:45 a.m. to a request from the county’s emergency communications center to assist with the rescue in the area of West 175th Street and Edgerton Road.

The deer, according to a news release, was about 50 feet from the shore and had been in the water about 20 minutes.

After making their way through 1-inch thick ice, crew members were able to remove the deer from the ice and carry the deer back to the shoreline.

“The deer remained calm during the entire rescue,” the release stated. “The deer was warmed up with blankets and then moved to a sunny area. Once the deer was warm enough, it eventually jumped back up and took off running with no injuries.”