Roe deer stranded on ice floe, Baltic Sea, Jan 4, 2011/Pawel Smaruj, AP, npr.org
The lead to the AP story says it all: WARSAW, Poland (AP) – Polish firefighters dodged treacherous sheets of ice in a risky after-dark rescue of a terrified deer stranded on a floe in the Baltic Sea, a spokesman said Wednesday.
Deer stranded on ice floe/Russia Today, youtube.com
You have to see it to believe it.
Polish firefighters launch rescue boat, Baltic Sea, Jan 4, 2011/Russia Today, youtube.com
Firefighters launch boat/RT, youtube.com
Rescuers paddle toward stranded deer/Russia Today, youtube.com
You can watch the video here.
Firefighters rescue deer from ice floe, Jan 4, 2011/Russia Today, youtube.com
You can read more about the daring rescue here and here.
Firefighters hold rescued deer, Baltic Sea, Jan 4, 2011/Russia Today, youtube.com
Crazy? Sure it was crazy! But, God bless them, they cared!
Firefighters hold rescued deer/Pawel Smaruj, AP, apnews.excite.com
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