Daring rescue of deer trapped on ice in Alberta going viral

Global News has learned of a daring rescue along the Red Deer River in Drumheller Dec. 10, where an ex-firefighter worked with his neighbours to save a deer.

Matthew Todd Paproski said he was taking a nap and checking Facebook on Dec. 10 when he saw a post about an old deer that looked like it was trapped on the Red Deer River near his home.

Paproski said the image was haunting him so he jumped into action, calling fellow wildlife enthusiast Laura Dougan to come with him to help. They gathered supplies and, as an afterthought a camera, and went to the site where the doe was stuck in the ice.

Paproski said they never would have attempted this if they didn’t know what they were doing,

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