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Rescue team fishes struggling deer out of icy lake

Dec. 21 (UPI) -- A Pennsylvania rescue team rushed into action when a deer fell through the ice of a frozen lake in Pike County.

The Tafton Dive/Rescue Team said personnel were summoned Sunday to Lake Wallenpaupack, near the Pennwood community, when a deer was reported struggling in the frigid water after falling through the ice.

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The team said members of the public assisted the team with helping the deer back to shore.

The rescuers were able to get a rope around the deer's neck and scoop it up into a rescue vehicle for safe transport back to shore. A video shows the deer running off into the woods after being returned to dry land.

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