Duluth Fire Department Rescues Deer From Lester River


DULUTH, Minn. – The Duluth Fire Department came to the rescue of a deer that fell into Lester River Friday afternoon.

The Department’s six engine crew responded to the call of a deer in distress in the river.

Firefighters were able to rescue the deer by throwing a lasso around its neck and pulling it out of the water.

The firefighters involved tell us they enjoyed bringing the deer to safety.

“Oh it was really exhilarating seriously,” said Carla Gamradt, Fire Equipment Operator for the Duluth Fire Department. “When the deer ran off [Duluth Firefighter Mike Chad] just let out a big whoop. Ya know. He was pretty excited.”

Once the deer was brought to the shore, it was wrapped in an emergency heated blanket to help warm it up. The deer eventually wandered off on its own.

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