CASPER, Wyo. — A Green River–area deer has a second lease on life after first responders successfully pulled it from ice near Expedition Island.
The Green River Fire Department reported that rescuers were called at 4:10 p.m. Sunday to the deer stuck in the Green River ice. The original report came in from the Wyoming State Fire Marshal inspector, who had noticed the deer struggling, the department reported.
Responding with the fire department was Castle Rock Ambulance, Wyoming Game and Fish and Green River Police Department. Game and Fish requested the fire department’s Swift Water Rescue Team to help remove the deer.
The team used a Nebulus Emergency Flotation Device to retrieve the deer, the department reported. It was moved to Evers Park, where Game and Fish worked to bring its body temperature up.
“At this time, it looks as though the deer will make a full recovery,” the Green River Fire Department said. “If you happen to see a deer in the area that is a little weak, please stay away and let him recover fully.”
Also providing assistance in the rescue was Green River Animal Control and the Sweetwater Combined Communications Center.