See It: Red Deer Rescued From Frozen River

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A red deer was rescued from a frozen river in Siberia, after local hunters spotted the creature struggling in the ice cold water. Footage shows a red deer floating in the frozen river Barguzin near Ulan-Ude, east Siberia, Russia. Four men worked together to cut a path out for the deer and pull him out of the river in an effort that took more than four hours. The filmer Aleksej Baluev, can be heard saying: “We need to get it away from the cold.” The rescue team then immediately started rubbing the deer to try and restore circulation in the freezing animal, before warming it by a fire. Eventually it was decided that the deer should be taken into town to dry and recuperate.